Andrew Meyerson '05
Building a Safe and Effective COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Featuring Duke Human Vaccine Institute Director Bart Haynes, MD, HS’73-’75, P’08
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 08:00 am - 09:00 am EST
Virtual via Zoom
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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The Duke Boston Business Network is delighted to kick off this fall's breakfast series by welcoming Barton F. Haynes, MD, HS'73-'75, P'08, the Frederic M. Hanes Professor of Medicine and Immunology and director of the Human Vaccine Institute in the Duke University School of Medicine. After a welcome and introduction by Carmichael Roberts Jr. '90, PhD'05, P'24, Duke trustee, Dr. Haynes will share Duke's progress on the development of antibodies for short term prevention, potent and safe "second generation" vaccines, and new rapid testing techniques to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute participates in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Pandemic Prevention Platform, and in the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) partnership. Current institutional partnerships to address COVID-19 include Georgia Tech, Los Alamos National Laboratory, UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Pennsylvania.
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute team has worked for 15 years on developing difficult-to-create vaccines for HIV, Zika virus, cytomegalovirus, and universal influenza. DHVI's Regional Biocontainment Laboratory is one of just 12 in the U.S. funded by the National Institutes of Health for secure research on emerging infectious agents. The DHVI good manufacturing practice facility allows production of vaccines and therapeutics for clinical trials to stringent standards in a cost-effective and timely manner.
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