NIH Funds Research for the Development of Vaccines for Sexually Transmitted Infections

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health has announced awards to establish four Cooperative Research Centers (CRCs) focused on developing vaccines to prevent sexually transmitted infections. The grants, totaling $41.6 million over five years, will support collaborative, multidisciplinary research on the bacteria that cause syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Each center will conduct at least three research projects organized on a common theme. One center will study syphilis, two will study gonorrhea, and the fourth center will be focused on chlamydia. At the end of the program, each center is expected to identify at least one candidate vaccine ready for testing in clinical trials.

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About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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