Johannes W. Vieweg, MD received his medical degree from the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 1978. After relocating to the Unites States, he spent three years as a post-doctoral research fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY and Duke University, Durham, NC. In 1999, he completed the Duke residency-training program in urology and, subsequently, enjoyed a highly productive nine-year tenure as Vice Chair for Research in the Duke Department of Urology. In 2006, he joined the University of Florida (UF) as the inaugural Chairman of the Department of Urology from 2006 to 2015. Dr. Vieweg’s recruitment from Duke was facilitated by the Florida Board of Governors’ 21st Century World Class Scholar’s program, which recognizes nationally accomplished faculty in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Presently, Dr. Vieweg serves as the Wayne and Marti Huizenga Endowed Research Scholar's Chair, as Director of the UF Prostate Disease Center, as Chairman of the Florida Prostate Cancer Advisory Council and as the American Urological Association’s Research Council Chair. Much of Dr. Vieweg’s career-long scientific activity has centered on the investigation and clinical testing of genetically engineered tumor vaccines, the discovery of universal tumor antigens and the modulation of immunosuppressive T cells and myeloid cells. He also made significant contributions to the biomedical sciences by discovering novel pathway-targeted interventions and developing prediction models for therapeutic response. More recent research interests are aligned with the field of public health, prevention medicine, implementation science and comparative effectiveness research, applied in academic and community-based settings. Dr. Vieweg’s scientific work has received uninterrupted funding by the National Institute of Health since 1998 and is well documented in more than 150 publications, books, commentaries and review articles.
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Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Johannes Vieweg serves as a senior science and technology advisor in EAP/TC. He primarily focuses on the management and implementation of science and technology agreements established between the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and Taiwan governing authorities. Dr. Vieweg interacts with numerous DOS offices and other governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation on issues of global health and human security. He frequently participates in meetings with U.S. and Taiwan representatives as well as with the scientific communities to advance partnerships and promote the role of science and technology in the development of foreign policy for the United States of America.