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Ross Erwin McKinney Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Box 3461 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Seeley Mudd Building, Room 108, Durham, NC 27710



Dr. Ross McKinney's research is in the antiretroviral treatment of HIV infected children, and he has additionally published articles on the natural history and pathogenesis of pediatric HIV disease. Dr. McKinney chaired Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group Protocol 300, a large (600 patient) study of zidovudine, didanosine, and lamivudine in HIV infected children. He recently Co-chaired PACTG 1021 (A phase I-II study of FTC, DDI, and efavirenz), and PACTG 390/PenPact 1 (an international study of treatment strategies for therapy naive children). Dr. McKinney also cochaired PACTG 247, a study of nutritional supplementation in HIV exposed and infected infants.

As of July 2007, Dr. McKinney became the director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine. His current research involves the ethics of medical research, with a particular focus on conflict of interest and on the informed consent process.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics · 2016 - Present Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Rochester · 1979 M.D.