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Videocast: VRC 5 Year Anniversary Scientific Symposium
Wednesday, April 26th, 2006


NIH press release - November 28, 2007
NIH Announces 2007 World AIDS Day Award Recipients

NIH press release - August 9, 2007
NIH Scientists Target Future Pandemic Strains of H5N1 Avian Influenza

Public Broadcasting Service - July 24, 2007
Webcast: Dr. Peter Kwong and other experts discuss prevention and treatment and the global AIDS epidemic on the Charlie Rose Show Science Series on AIDS.

NIH press release - February 14, 2007
Scientists Unveil Piece of HIV Protein that May Be Key to AIDS Vaccine Development

NIH press release - January 2, 2007
NIAID DNA Vaccine for H5N1 Avian Influenza Enters Human Trial

NIH press release - October 17, 2006
Experimental Vaccine Protects Mice Against Deadly 1918 Flu Virus

NIH press release - October 11, 2006
NIAID Announces New Campaign to Raise Awareness of Preventive HIV Vaccine

NIH press release - June 9, 2006
Monkeys Vaccinated Against SIV Survive Longer After Infection

National Public Radio - December 6th, 2005
Article and Webcast: Dr. Gary Nabel discusses new technologies for vaccine development against pandemic flu.

NIH press release - October 11, 2005
NIAID Launches First Phase II Trial of a "Global" HIV/AIDS Vaccine

NIH press release - April 18, 2005
NIAID Begins Clinical Trial of West Nile Virus Vaccine. A human clinical trial to test an experimental vaccine targeting West Nile Virus (WNV) opened today.

NIH press release - December 13, 2004
First U.S. SARS Vaccine Trial Opens at NIH. The first human trial of a vaccine designed to prevent SARS infection opened today.

NIH press release - March 31, 2004
NIAID Vaccine Protects Against SARS Virus Infection in Mice. An experimental vaccine prevents the SARS virus from replicating in laboratory mice, according to a new report in the April 1 issue of "Nature".

NIH press release - November 18, 2003
The first human trial of a vaccine designed to prevent Ebola infection opened today. NIAID Ebola Vaccine Enters Human Trial.

NIH press release - August 6, 2003
A single shot of a fast-acting, experimental Ebola vaccine successfully protects monkeys from the deadly virus after only one month. Fast-Acting Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys.

PBS Newshour - May 20, 2003
Webcast and Transcript: Dr. Fauci and NIAID Vaccine Research Center Director Dr. Gary Nabel discuss Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) research.

White House Press Release - February 3, 2003
President announces Project BioShield after touring the Vaccine Research Center. President Discusses Measures to Protect the Homeland from Bioterrorism. Fact Sheet: Project BioShield.

President Bush looks through a microscope at cells infected with Ebola during a tour of the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center, Monday, Feb. 3, 2003.

Press Release - November 13, 2002
Clinical tests began today of a novel vaccine: New HIV Vaccine Holds Promise of Global Effectiveness

TIME magazine - January 21, 2002
Highlights advances in Vaccine Research: Vaccines Stage a Comeback in the issue. (Links to the TIME web site).




Scientific Updates
* Global HIV Vaccine Development
* West Nile Virus Vaccine Development
* Ebola/Marburg Vaccine Development
* Smallpox Vaccine Development
* SARS Vaccine Development
* Influenza Vaccine Development

Research Areas
Laboratory mission statements.

View a list of the Vaccine Research Center's published journal abstracts.

Nature News Feature
Vaccine Research Center Director Dr. Gary Nabel is creating mutant viral proteins in the hope of eliciting super-antibodies, AIDS Vaccines: Back to 'plan A'. The received wisdom in AIDS vaccine research is that stimulating cellular immunity is more important than producing antibodies.

July 31, 2007
PAVE 100 Viral and Host Genetics Workshop

June 28, 2002
HIV-1 Diversity and Vaccine Development (Letter)

November 16, 2001
AIDS Vaccine Trials: Considerations for Phase III Trial Design and Endpoints in a PDF file (PDF/Adobe Acrobat Information and Help).

July 31, 2001
Development of Vaccine Research Center HIV Candidate Vaccines for the Developing World in a PDF file.

Strategic Plan
Read about the VRC's goals in the strategic plan in a PDF file.

On Tuesday, September 16, 2008, Marc Jenkins, from the University of Minnesota, will present a seminar entitled, "The trail of epitope-specific naïve T cells in normal individuals".

View a list of upcoming seminars or listen to past seminars. (Requires RealOne Enterprise Desktop for Windows or RealOne for Mac ).

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Be a VRC Vaccine Volunteer

Virtual Tour of the Clinical Trials Core Clinic

Current Clinical Trials - Learn about ongoing studies at the VRC

Directions for Volunteers - Directions to the NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)

Contact Us - Please call us at 1-866-833-LIFE (5433) or e-mail us at VRCforlife@mail.nih.gov


A number of national and global observances are held annually to help us understand and fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Department of Health and Human Services is using all of its resources to combat the disease, and one way it is doing so is by supporting these observances, which help raise awareness and spread information about HIV/AIDS.
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National Black AIDS Awareness Day
February 7 is National Black AIDS Awareness Day, a day to focus on work by public health officials and leaders in the African American community to jointly marshal their efforts against the AIDS epidemic. Read more.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to recognize the female face of HIV/AIDS in America. Read more.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is a day to reflect on the significant toll of HIV/AIDS on native people, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, and to salute the individuals who assist people living with HIV in these communities and who provide the services needed to help prevent further infections. Read more.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. Community activities and media events around the country will highlight research advances;
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National Asian and Pacific Islander AIDS Awareness Day
May 19 is National Asian and Pacific Islander AIDS Awareness Day, a time to honor those who have dedicated themselves to promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and education among people of Asian and Pacific Island heritage and to recommit ourselves to stopping this deadly disease from spreading within our communities. Read more.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, a day to focus on the impact of HIV/AIDS in the Latino population and recommit to working together to curb the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS in this and other minority communities in the United States. Read more.

World AIDS Day
December 1 is World AIDS Day. NIH joins with people around the globe in commemorating World AIDS Day.

The Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC) at the National Institutes of Health was established to facilitate research in vaccine development. The VRC is dedicated to improving global human health through the rigorous pursuit of effective vaccines for human diseases. Read more about the VRC's goals.

Key Personnel

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Directions to the Vaccine Research Center: Building 40


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