The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced today the formal establishment of a worldwide HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). The network creates a coordinated, global framework in which to conduct clinical HIV vaccine research.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will have three roles in the HVTN: Dr. Larry Corey will head the Core Operations Center, the network's Statistical and Data Management Center will be led by Dr. Steve Self, both to be located at the Hutchinson Center. Dr. Julie McElrath with head the domestic site at the Hutchinson Center, one of nine domestic sites nationwide.
DRS. LAWRENCE COREY AND JULIE MCELRATH WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS THE NETWORK 2-3 P.M. THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2000
FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER
1100 FAIRVIEW AVE. N.
Lawrence Corey, M.D., head of infectious diseases, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and professor of medicine and laboratory medicine, University of Washington
Julie McElrath, M.D., Ph. D., associate head of infectious diseases, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and associate professor of medicine, University of Washington
Steven Self, Ph.D., head of biostatistics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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