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Psychiatry: Faculty and Staff


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Psychiatry
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Phone: (301) 295-3294
Fax: (301) 295-1536
Email: harry.holloway@usuhs.edu

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Harry C. Holloway, M.D.

Harry C. Holloway, a 1958 graduate of the University of Oklahoma School ofMedicine, spent 30 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. During this time,he was Chief of Neuropsychiatry at SEATO Medical Research Laboratory in Bangkok,Thailand; Director of Neuropsychiatry at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Uniformed Services Universityof the Health Sciences (USUHS). He remained Psychiatry Chairman until 1990when he became Deputy Dean and Acting Dean of the School of Medicine at USUHS. From August of 1992 until March of 1993 he served as Deputy Dean. Dr. Hollowaywas awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Military Medicine by USUHS in1992. He has received the Legion of Merit and Defense Superior Service Medal.

Dr. Holloway has been a student of the impact of extreme environments onhuman adaptation throughout his career. During the 1970's, he was responsiblefor research on substance abuse and the development of programs to preventdrug abuse and alcoholism in armed forces' personnel. In the clinical area,he has developed programs to facilitate the care of patients and individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency (AIDS) virus.

Dr. Holloway has served as Chairman of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aerospace Medicine Advisory Committee. As a memberof NASAÿs US/USSR Joint Working Group on Space Biology and Medicine,he served as one the organizers of the Telemedicine Spacebridge in which American physicians offered advice to Armenian doctors following their 1988earthquake. He has served as consultant to the World Health Organizationon refugee problems in the former Yugoslavia and has twice been on site in the region.

Dr. Holloway served as the first Associate Administrator for the Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications at NASA from 1993 to 1996 and as Co-Director of the NASA Enterprise for the Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS). He participated in the development of the first NASA Strategic Plan and in the development of the HEDS Strategic Plan that guides the programmatic development in the Office of Space Flight and Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications. His office was responsible for the planning and support of experimental scientific activities on orbit for biotechnology (including protein crystallography), biology, biomedicine, fluid physics and combustion and material sciences as well as all occupational and aerospace medicine. During his tenure, his office supported the integration of thirteen shuttle missions (including the first missions to Mir) and the development of the science facilities for the International Space Station. He has received three decorations from NASA: the NASA Medals for Leadership, Distinguished Public Service, and Distinguished Service.

Dr. Holloway is presently at the F. Edward Hébert School of where he serves as Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience and Assistant Chairman for Research in the Department of Psychiatry. He currently serves on the Gulf War Illness Advisory Committee of the Veterans Administration. Dr. Holloway is the author of over forty publications. He is Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and has received the APA's Distinguished Psychiatrist Award.