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Infectious Diseases Research Center

The Infectious Diseases Research Center is located in the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. This unit designs and conducts vaccine 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 center also operates an inpatient facility at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. The studies conducted at the inpatient facility focus on investigational vaccines and respiratory virus immunity. This center is directed by Dr. Angela Branche. The team includes nurses and research assistants who have many years of clinical research experience.


New York Influenza Center of Excellence - NYICE 

Respiratory Pathogens Research Center - RPRC