Dr. Keith Jerome ’85

Georgetown, KY – Dr. Keith Jerome ’85, whose research on treating the root cause of HIV/AIDS has caught the attention of two major foundations, will deliver the Hatfield Lecture at 11 a.m., April 12 in John L. Hill Chapel. He will also tour Asher Science Center, visit several classes and be the guest-of-honor at a private reception held by the Society of Healing Arts of Georgetown College.

The Senior Research Professor with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Jerome was featured in the Summer/Fall 2011 Insights magazine.

Both the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (National Institutes of Health) have put their money into the work of Jerome and colleagues.

The lecture honors in part a beloved Georgetown College professor of mathematics, Charles A. Hatfield (1929-60). Endowed by family and friends in ’55, this annual lecture brings to campus an outstanding scientist noted for his or her Christian witness; and involves persons from the areas of biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, physics and astronomy.