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Vaccines

gh topics insetEGHI supports Emory faculty and students addressing vaccine development, use, and effectiveness around the world. Specific projects focus on a variety of topics including family health, the effects of maternal immunizations, and cross-university vaccine research.

Brazil

Evaluation of a Family Health Program on Vaccines, Nutrition, and Diarrheal Disease in Vespasiano, Brazil, 2010 Student Field Scholar Project.

Guatemala

Saad Omer, Associate Professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, received a planning grant from the National Institutes of Health to be used for the design of a proposed randomized, double-blind, controlled field trial in Guatemala examining infant effects of maternal influenza immunization.

India

Rafi Ahmed, Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and Director of the Emory Vaccine Center, received a 2007 EGHI Partnership Program Grant to establish The ICGEB-Emory Vaccine Center: A Collaboration between Emory University School of Medicine and the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB, New Delhi, India).

Uganda

Saad Omer, Associate Professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct system biological analyses of innate and adaptive responses to seasonal influenza vaccination in healthy versus HIV-positive adults in Kampala, Uganda.
 

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