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Emory Vaccinology Training Program (VTP)

VTP-T32 advisor, fellows, and director June 2014 – Current and Past Trainees (left to right): Walt Orenstein (Deputy Director), Ameeta Kalokhe, Ali Ellebedy, Scott Hale, Sarah Kabbani, Tanya McKitrick, Seyhan Boyoglu-Barnum, Charles Rosenberg, Paulina Reb0lledo, Ron Trible, Julia Painter, Lakshmi Sukumaran, Mark Mulligan (Program Director), Tiffany Turner. Missing: Thuc vy Le and Paul Gastanaduy.

The Vaccinology Training Program (VTP) was created in response to an urgent need to train a new generation of researchers in the field of Vaccinology. Vaccines have made an unparalleled contribution to preventive medicine – their successful introduction and widespread use has resulted in the eradication of smallpox, the elimination of wild poliovirus from most parts of the world, and a 95% or greater reduction in morbidity within the United States as compared to representative 20th century rates for at least six other vaccine-preventable childhood diseases.  While vaccines do hold great promise for reducing disease burden, a new generation of scientists is needed to address difficulties that have plagued efforts to develop and deliver additional needed vaccines such as for infectious diseases such AIDS, malaria, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis, and for other disabling diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s dementia. The training objectives and goals of the Vaccinology Training Program (VTP) include:

This program is sustained through funding from the NIAID of NIH under grant 5T32AI074492.

Program Director's Note for 2014

Trainee Application Process

Trainee Educational Opportunities

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