Jun. 15, 2017—The National Vaccine Program Office in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected William Schaffner, M.D., to receive its 2017 NVPO UpShot Award in Vaccine Communication.
Aug. 13, 2014—High-dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and over against influenza illness and its complications.
May. 1, 2014—Potentially “game-changing” research at Vanderbilt University on infectious diseases, population health and health policy will be showcased during two interactive presentations May 15 and May 22. A segment of the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series, the new “Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery” discussions are highlights of recent presentations to the Vanderbilt Biomedical Science Advisory Board, a group of...
Apr. 7, 2014—World Health Day 2014 Shines Spotlight on Mosquito-borne Viral Diseases Chikungunya virus, a vector-borne disease that is quickly spread by mosquitoes and causes victims to suffer severe fever and pain, has reached the Caribbean and South America—and is predicted to soon cause outbreaks in the United States. For many years the virus has remained primarily...
Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that two years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.
May. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt University investigators have developed a new strategy for identifying the “bits” of a pathogen that spark a protective immune response.
Nov. 12, 2012—Collaborating researchers at the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University have found that accelerating the rate of mutations in the coronavirus responsible for deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) cripples the virus’s ability to cause disease in animals.