Deputy Director, Military HIV Research Program
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
LTC Julie Ake, an internist and infectious diseases physician in the US Army, is the Deputy Director of the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), where she advances the development of HIV vaccine candidates and remission strategies. LTC Ake additionally leads clinical trials developing filovirus vaccine candidates, currently chairing the 7-site RV456/EBL2003 Phase 2 Ad26/MVA Ebola vaccine trial. LTC Ake is also Deputy Principal for the MHRP President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief program and chairs the African Cohort Study (AFRICOS), a large prospective cohort evaluating HIV outcomes and pathogenesis in sub Saharan Africa.
LTC Ake completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University, earning an A.B. with honors in Economics and Public Policy. She completed a masters degree in a co-taught health policy program at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. LTC Ake earned her medical degree at the University of Washington. She trained in internal medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, where she served as Chief of Medical Residents. LTC Ake completed infectious diseases fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and earned additional certification in tropical and travel medicine at the Uniformed Services University, where she is also Associate Professor of Medicine. She has been selected for promotion to Colonel, is the recipient of the “A” Proficiency Designator, and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
LTC Ake lives in Howard County, Maryland, with her husband and four children.
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Saturday, October 5
10:55 AM – 11:20 AM