Harry C. Holloway, a 1958 graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, 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 University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He remained as Psychiatry Chairman until 1990 when 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. Holloway was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Military Medicine by USUHS in 1992. He has received the Legion of Merit and Defense Superior Service Medal.
Dr. Holloway has been a student of the impact of extreme environments on human adaptation throughout his career. During the 1970â€TMs, he was responsible for research on substance abuse and the development of programs to prevent drug abuse and alcoholism in armed forces personnel. In the clinical area, he has developed programs to facilitate the care of cancer 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 member of NASA’s 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 via satellite to Armenian doctors following their 1988 earthquake. He has served as consultant to the World Health Organization on refugee problems in the former Yugoslavia and has been on site in the region for two visits.
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 leadership in the development of the HEDS Strategic Plan. He was the co-director of HEDS with the AA for Space Flight.
He provided leadership and direction 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, the Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences 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, having received the NASA Medals for Leadership, Distinguished Public Service, and Distinguished Service.
Dr. Holloway is presently at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine where he serves as Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience. Dr. Holloway is the author of more than 200 hundred articles, book chapters and major reports on national areas of importance. He is Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and has received the APA’s Distinguished Psychiatrist Award.