• Modern chicken farm, production of white meat

    VUMC-led team isolates antibody that blocks bird flu

    VUMC scientists are redoubling their efforts to help people fight off bird flu. Their focus is H7N9, one of the most dangerous of the influenza viruses that have been transmitted from birds to humans. Read More

    Dec 12, 2019

  • Volunteers sought for bird flu vaccine trial

    Volunteers sought for bird flu vaccine trial

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting volunteers to participate in a national study of an investigational vaccine against the H7N9 influenza virus, also known as “bird flu.” Read More

    Mar 15, 2018

  • Person getting a shot

    Watch: Vanderbilt researchers fight to prevent the next pandemic

    Vanderbilt University medical researchers are once again part of the nationwide fight to prevent a possible flu pandemic.  There’s a new deadly flu strain called H7N9, that started in eastern China.  Vanderbilt is one of 9 sites preparing to test a new vaccine to protect people against this new strain. Read More

    Sep 20, 2013

  • syringe

    VU testing vaccine against new flu threat

    Vanderbilt’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) is one of nine U.S. sites funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to test the effectiveness of a vaccine to protect against the H7N9 bird flu that emerged in China this spring. Read More

    Sep 19, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Preventing the next pandemic

    Researchers work to prevent possible bird flu pandemic How stars solve mysteries of the universe And conquering the video gaming industry Vandy style? All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Sep 18, 2013