Dr. Mary Anne Marovich joins NIAID's Division of AIDS as the new director of the Vaccine Research Program, where she will lead the development and coordination of clinical and preclinical research on HIV vaccines.
Marovich comes to NIH from the U.S. Military HIV Research Program, where she served as chief of vaccine research and development since 2005. In that position, she led, directed and developed a global HIV vaccine research program. Additionally, Marovich worked as the clinic director for MHRP's Rockville Vaccine Assessment Center where she lead and directed multiple early-stage HIV and non-HIV vaccine clinical trials. Further, she served as chair of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Institutional Review Board.
Marovich earned bachelor's degrees in biochemisty and chemistry at Illinois State University and a medical degree at Loyola University of Chicago-Maywood. In 1993, she completed a residency in internal medicine and clinical infectious disease training at the University of Colorado and earned a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Marovich worked in NIAID's Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases as a clinical fellow from 1995-1998 and as a clinical associate from 1998-99 while she completed her infectious disease fellowship.
An associate professor of medicine with the Uniformed Services University's Department of Medicine, Marovich has won several honors for academic and teaching excellence. Additionally, she serves on a number of technical panels and as a scientific journal reviewer. She is a member of the American Association of Immunology, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.