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Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program Archives

Volunteers sought for bird flu vaccine trial

Mar. 15, 2018—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.”

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Vanderbilt leads international effort to develop universal flu vaccine

Oct. 26, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading an international effort to develop a universal influenza vaccine that would protect everyone against all strains of the flu anywhere in the world.

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New approach for staph-related skin abscesses explored

Jul. 13, 2017—New multicenter research that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators, could change treatment approaches to simple skin abscesses, infections often caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria.

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Study tests shorter antibiotic course in children

Dec. 1, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are leading a multicenter clinical trial to evaluate whether a shorter course of antibiotics — five days instead of 10 — is effective at treating community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children who show improvement after the first few days of taking antibiotics.

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Two Ebola Survivors’ Blood Could Help Vanderbilt Researchers Find A Treatment

Oct. 19, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers could be one step closer to finding a way to fight the deadly Ebola virus – thanks to two Ebola victims from Nigeria, who faced death and survived. Vanderbilt researchers developed a unique method of isolating potent Ebola-fighting antibodies from survivors’ blood and they believe these newest potent antibody samples are an important...

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Creech to direct Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program

Oct. 8, 2015—Buddy Creech, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program (VVRP) in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

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VU joins national effort to speed Ebola therapy testing

Apr. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have joined a multi-center effort led by Pennsylvania-based Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. to accelerate development of potential antibody therapies against the often-lethal Ebola virus.

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Vaccine Research Program lands major NIH renewal

Sep. 26, 2013—The Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program has received a major contract from the National Institutes of Health to continue its work as one of the nation’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units.

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CDC selects VU to lead national adverse vaccine event reviews

Dec. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to lead a consortium of top national experts in vaccine safety in performing timely reviews of adverse vaccine events.

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Pneumonia vaccine for children to be tested in older adults

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt is taking part in a national study to test in older adults the use of a vaccine designed to protect children against a common cause of pneumonia.

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Study examining new vaccine for avian flu

Jul. 29, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers are seeking healthy adults ages 18-49 for a study testing a new vaccine against H5N1 influenza, a strain which has the potential to be the next pandemic flu virus.

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