July 21, 2020

Dr. Barton F. Haynes, Director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, celebrates 40-years at Duke

Dr. Bart Haynes arrived at Duke in 1973 as an Intern after receiving his MD degree from Baylor.  He remained at Duke for his internship and residency until 1975, when he left to join the lab at the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, where he worked with Dr. Tony Fauci, who has been a career long colleague, friend and mentor. He stayed at the NIH for five years before returning to Duke in 1980 as an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology. 

Dr. Haynes was promoted to Professor of Medicine in 1986 and Professor of Immunology in 1987.  He was appointed Chief of Rheumatology and Immunology in 1987 and made the Frederic M. Hanes Professor of Medicine in 1988.  In 1989, Dr. Haynes was the founding Director of Research in the Duke Center for AIDS Research, and in 1995 he was appointed Chairman of the Department of Medicine, where he remained until 2002.  In May 1999, Dr. Haynes was appointed as Director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute. 

In addition to being a member of the AOA, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the Institute of Medicine and many, many other memberships, he has also received numerous clinical teaching awards, the award from Duke University for Life-long Commitment to Improving Ethnic and Gender Diversity of faculty and staff at Duke University, the Duke Distinguished Faculty Award, and Research Mentoring Award.  Some time along the way, he found the time to hold 48 patents, write 764 publications, and receive over $1 billion in sponsored research funding.

Dr. Haynes has dedicated his career to finding a vaccine for HIV.  He has led the way for “big collaborative science” with the CHAVI program by encouraging scientists to openly share data in real-time.  Dr. Haynes is a pioneer in forecasting future needs and worked with the SOM to create our DHVI GMP facility so that we could take our research from the lab to clinical trials.  He works tirelessly 24/7 with global health in mind and inspires all of us daily.

Congratulations Dr. Barton Haynes on a remarkable 40 years at Duke.