Dr. Corey is the Gary Hock Distinguished Professor of Global Health and also the Director of the Hubert/Yeargan Center for Global Health and Director of Infectious Disease Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He was the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program for 18 years after which he moved to the Duke Clinical Research Institute to become a Principal Investigator conducting international trials focused on complicated skin and soft tissue infections, prophylaxis of wound infections, blood stream infections, and hospital acquired pneumonia. Dr. Corey’s areas of research interest include S. aureus infections and infective endocarditis. He guided the initiation of the Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Group (SABG), which has prospectively identified, followed and databased more than 2000 patients over 15 years. Dr. Corey also co-founded the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE), which has prospectively identified, followed, and databased more than 5,000 patients from 61 sites in 30 countries over the past 7 years. As a result of these interests, Dr. Corey has published over 170 peer reviewed articles. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics from Duke University, his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed his internship, residency, chief residency and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Corey has been honored with numerous awards including the Golden Apple Award, the Eugene A. Stead Teaching Award and the Distinguished Faculty Award.