Dr. Gramzinski is the HIV Vaccines Project Manager for the US Army Medical and Materiel Development Activity, Ft. Detrick, Maryland and in this capacity is responsible for the US Army’s Advanced Development of a Regional and Global HIV Vaccine. He is also the Deputy Director of Research Operations for the US Military HIV Research Program and in this capacity has operational oversight of MHRP activities in the US, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Thailand. As HIV Vaccines Project Manager, Gramzinski leads a Program Management Office responsible for the conduct of late stage clinical trials for licensure of an efficacious HIV vaccine. He provides and coordinates research support and logistical activities for international MHRP operations, including good clinical laboratory practices, information technology, international project management, quality assurance, safety, regulatory compliance, US Government acquisitions, human resource recruitment and development, and research administration. Dr. Gramzinski directs a diverse array of research support elements, providing efficient and quality research implementation across the MHRP network. He also serves as the grants officer representative on a large cooperative agreement with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.
Prior to joining MHRP, Dr. Gramzinski spent five years as a program officer with the Vaccine Research Branch at the Division of AIDS within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Gramzinski also served 10 years in the US Navy as a Medical Service Corps Officer with duty stations in the malaria program at the Naval Medical Research Center in Maryland, US Naval Medical Research Unit-2 in Indonesia, and the Bureau of Medical Research and Development in Washington, DC.
Dr. Gramzinski is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and holds a doctorate in Experimental Pathology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He has over 20 years of research experience in infectious diseases, including malaria and HIV, and over 15 years experience in management of international research operations and science program development.