The Info List - David Ho

David Da-i Ho (Chinese: 何大一; born November 3, 1952) is a Taiwanese-American
medical doctor and HIV/ AIDS
researcher who was born in Taiwan
and has made many innovative state of the art scientific contributions to the understanding and technological treatment of HIV infection.[1][2][3][4][5] He is the scientific director and chief executive officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS
Research Center and the Irene Diamond
Irene Diamond
at Rockefeller University
Rockefeller University
in New York City. David Ho
David Ho
was born in Taichung, Taiwan, to Paul (何步基 Hé Bùjī, an engineer) and Sonia Ho (Jiang) (江雙如 Jiāng Shuāngrú). David Ho attended Taichung
Municipal Guang-Fu Elementary School until sixth grade before immigrating to the United States
United States
with his mother and younger brother to unite with his father, who had already been in the US since 1957. He grew up in Los Angeles He attended and graduated from John Marshall High School in Los Angeles, CA. He received his bachelor of science in physics with highest honors from the California Institute of Technology (1974)[6] and MD from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (1978). Subsequently, he did his clinical training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at UCLA School of Medicine (1978–1982) and Massachusetts General Hospital (1982–1985), respectively. He was a resident in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
in Los Angeles in 1981 when he came into contact with some of the first reported cases of what was later identified as AIDS.


1 Career 2 Honors and titles 3 Personal life 4 Sources 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Career[edit] Ho has been at the forefront of AIDS
research for three decades. He published over 400 papers (cited June 2011), enabling the scientific community to understand the mechanism of HIV replication.[7] He championed the combination anti-retroviral therapy[8] which had earlier been developed by scientists at NIAID and Merck.[9] This approach allowed the control of HIV replication in patients.[10] Ho's research team is working on developing vaccines for AIDS. He heads a consortium of organization in China
and the U.S. to address the crisis of HIV/ AIDS
in China. In a June 13, 2011 interview with Asian Scientist Magazine, he discusses his team's progress with Ibalizumab, the antibody his team is developing for HIV vaccination with support from the Gates Foundation.[11] Ho keeps good relations with the Taiwanese government in Taiwan[12][13][14] and the top scientific research institution of Taiwan, Academia Sinica. He has been playing an important role in the state-sponsored research and development of biotechnology in Taiwan.[15][16][17] Ho is a member of the Committee of 100, a Taiwanese American leadership organization, in addition to several scientific groups.[citation needed] Honors and titles[edit] Ho has received numerous honors and awards for his scientific accomplishments. He is the recipient of 12 honorary doctorates, including those from Columbia University
Columbia University
and Tsinghua University. On January 8, 2001, he was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Clinton.[18] Ho was the chosen commencement speaker at Caltech, MIT, and Harvard School of Public Health.[when?] Other accolades include the Ernst Jung Prize in Medicine, Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science & Technology, the Squibb Award, and the Hoechst Marion Roussel Award.[citation needed] Ho is an honorary professor at Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Wuhan University, and Fudan University
Fudan University
in China. He was a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University
Harvard University
and the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology. He is a former board member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation.[19] Ho was Time magazine's 1996 Man of the Year. Time later recalled the selection surprised both Ho and readers, with one reader calling Ho "Dr. David Who?"[20] The magazine acknowledged in 1996 that "Ho is not, to be sure, a household name. But some people make headlines while others make history."[20] Ho was even briefly mentioned when Alexander Fleming
Alexander Fleming
was considered for Person of the Century in 1999, since Fleming could be portrayed as representative of other disease-fighting scientists including Ho,[21] but the title ultimately went to Albert Einstein. Ho has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academia Sinica
Academia Sinica
(Taiwan), and the Institute of Medicine
Institute of Medicine
of the National Academy.[citation needed] On December 6, 2006, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
and First Lady Maria Shriver
Maria Shriver
inducted Ho into the California Hall of Fame located at The California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts.[22] Personal life[edit] Ho and his wife, artist Susan Kuo Ho, live in New York and have three children: Kathryn, Jonathan, and Jaclyn. Sources[edit]

The White House - President Clinton Awards the Presidential Citizens Medals Monday, January 8, 2001

See also[edit]

Taiwanese Americans Chinese Americans in New York City


^ Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) noted, "Without the contributions of Taiwanese Americans, we would lack the important AIDS
research of Dr. David Ho. Archived 2008-09-08 at the Wayback Machine., Formosan Association for Public Affairs, MAY 2000 ^ The Taiwanese Americans, page 130-131 ^ Taiwanese-American
academic joins team, The Taipei Times, Sep 04, 2011 ^ U.S. PUBLIC TV STATIONS TO BROADCAST TAIWAN TRAVEL FEATURES, Government Information Office, Republic of China
(Taiwan), 12/27/2006 ^ Park, Alice (2010-01-25). "Scientist David Ho: The Man Who Could Beat AIDS". Time. Retrieved 24 January 2010.  ^ "Caltech Commencement Program" (PDF). Caltech Campus Publications. 1974-06-14. Retrieved 2013-03-29.  ^ (Nature 1995; Science 1996) ^ (N. Engl. J. Med. 1995; Science 1996) ^ "Treatment with Indinavir, Zidovudine, and Lamivudine in Adults with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Prior Antiretroviral Therapy". 1997. doi:10.1056/NEJM199709113371102.  ^ (Nature 1997) ^ " AIDS
Research Pioneer, David Ho, Talks To Asian Scientist Magazine". Asian Scientist Magazine. June 13, 2011.  ^ President Lee Teng-hui Meets with Dr. David Ho, Office of the President, Republic of China
(Taiwan), 1997/01/30 ^ Let's Travel to Taiwan 台灣旅遊專題新節目「台灣:宜人之處」發表會 Archived February 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, 2011/3/11 ^ Shining Brightly on the Global Stage Archived 2012-07-10 at Archive.is, Government Information Office of Taiwan ^ David Ho
David Ho
agrees to head biotech committee, The Taipei Times, Apr 18, 2000 ^ Tsai Ing-wen to lead new state-sponsored bio-tech firm, Government Information Office, Republic of China
(Taiwan), 09/13/2007 ^ "TaiMed, Genentech tie up in biopharmaceutical research". Government Information Office, Republic of China
(Taiwan), September 27, 2007 ^ Mo, Steven (June 13, 2011). " AIDS
Research Pioneer, David Ho, Talks To Asian Scientist Magazine". Asian Scientist. ^ "Home - The MIT Corporation". web.mit.edu. Retrieved 14 November 2017.  ^ a b Time, Person of the Year: 75th Anniversary Celebration, Special Collector's Edition, Time Books, 2002, p. 108. ^ Time Millennium, Collector's Edition, Time Inc. Specials, p. 21. ^ " California Hall of Fame
California Hall of Fame
- California Museum". www.californiamuseum.org. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 

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David Ho
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