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About the Emory VTEU

  • The Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs) are clinical trials organizations based at academic centers that conduct a broad range of clinical trials. The Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID), a division within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH, supports the VTEUs through a contracting mechanism. The VTEUs perform Phase I, Phase 2, Phase 3, and Phase 4 clinical trials of bacterial, viral, and parasitic vaccines, as well as therapeutics and other interventions against infectious diseases. There are currently eight funded VTEUs in the United States.

  • The Emory VTEU was founded in 2007. This VTEU is a collaborative effort within the Emory University School of Medicine shared between the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. The Emory VTEU is closely affiliated with the Emory Vaccine Center. The unit is comprised of two Emory-based sites, the Hope Clinic and Emory Children’s Center, and three clinical sites outside of Emory. These include clinical sites located within Atlanta at Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, in Rochester, Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic, and in Denver, Colorado at the University of Colorado. Important collaborations exist with investigators at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and with international collaborators at the Hospital Infantile de Mexico, Federico Gomez in Mexico City and The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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