Infectious Diseases Research Clinic

The Infectious Diseases Research Clinic is located in the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. This clinic designs and conducts vaccine and treatment studies to prevent many different diseases that affect humans. Previous vaccine studies have included investigational vaccines to protect against seasonal pandemic and avian flu, pneumococcal disease, anthrax, herpes, malaria, human papillomavirus (HPV), and smallpox.

The clinic houses a Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU)—one of ten such units in the country—that conducts vaccine and treatment trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Most recently the VTEU has been instrumental in conducting vaccine clinical trials for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

The studies conducted at the inpatient facility focus on investigational vaccines and respiratory virus immunity. This clinic is directed by Dr. Angela Branche. The team includes nurses and research assistants who have many years of clinical research experience.

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