Dr. James Cummings

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Dr. James Cummings,  Board of Directors

Dr. James Cummings
Dr. James Cummings

Dr. Cummings is a Board Certified Infectious Diseases Physician with a 26-year career in the US Army and a proven track record in vaccine, drug and diagnostics development. Dr. Cummings served as Director of the Department of Defense’s Global Emerging Infectious Surveillance and Response System (GEIS), with Biosurveillance laboratories in 71 countries, the Director of Translational Medicine & Regulated Activities for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), and the Consultant to the Surgeon General for all medical research and development.

Upon conclusion of his military career, Dr. Cummings served as Vice President of Clinical Development and Translational Medicine at Novavax, leading the development programs for all emerging & re-emerging Infectious Diseases, including Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza, Clostridium. difficile (C. diff), Ebola, Zika, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) caused by a coronavirus (CoV) and other novel pathogens.

Dr. Cummings currently serves as the President of ICON Government and Public Health Solutions (ICON GPHS). ICON GPHS provides full-service clinical development and staffing services across multiple agencies in the US Government and is a preferred BARDA partner, as well as being a trusted partner to multinational public health organizations, global Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Industry.