Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division


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VIDD highlights promotions, new hires, honors/awards and goings of its faculty and staff.



VIDD Assistant Member Dr. Justin Taylor recently received the 2015 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award for "Providing Life-Long Protection Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection without a Vaccine." The Hartwell Foundation is dedicated to fund early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge biomedical research to benefit children.

Assistant Member Dr. Josh Schiffer and his team published in Science Translational Medicine, “Mathematical modeling of herpes simplex virus-2 suppression with pritelivir predicts trial outcomes,” which made the cover and describes methods to accurately simulate clinical trials for antiviral drugs.

Staff Scientist Dr. Sujatha Srinivasan received the best paper award at the Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology for “Metabolic Signatures of Bacterial Vaginosis.”



The Pediatric Oncology Clinic recently opened at the UCI - Fred Hutch Cancer Centre.

We just enrolled out 100th participant in the Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit Non-Progressor Study. This study, which has been on-going for nearly 20 years, follows HIV+ non-progressors in the hope of understanding how these people are able to control HIV infection.

Stay tuned: the 1st Symposium on Infectious Disease In the Immunocompromised Host – A Tribute to Dr. Joel Meyers will take place June 13, 2016 in Seattle. To learn more, visit the symposium website and Joel Meyers Endowment site.



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