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Nick Hellmann, M.D. is the interim director of the HIV, TB, and Reproductive Health initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is responsible for research, program and policies related to HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health issues and tuberculosis for the foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, Dr. Hellmann was the Chief Medical Officer at Roche Molecular Systems,. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Clinical Research at ViroLogic, Inc. Dr. Hellmann held positions at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including Gilead Sciences, Genentech, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he directed clinical research activities related to the development of novel antiviral and antimicrobial drugs.
Dr. Hellmann was an Assistant Professor in the Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases Division at the University of California, San Francisco and was an infectious diseases consultant in a private medical practice. He lived and worked in Uganda, East Africa from 1989-1991 on a research project to identify risk factors, such as STIs, circumcision status, and sexual behaviors, associated with heterosexual transmission of HIV infection and to develop appropriate intervention strategies to reduce HIV transmission.
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