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Ann Regina Falsey, M.D.

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Dr Falsey is a Professor of Medicine at the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine.
The focus of her research has been clinical and translational research in the field of respiratory viral infections in adults. Dr Falsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Providence College and Doctorate in Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester and infectious disease fellowship at Yale University and the University of Rochester. Initially the focus of her research was defining the epidemiology and impact of respiratory syncytial virus in adult populations. More recently, Dr Falsey has broadened her research to include numerous viral respiratory pathogens including influenza, coronaviruses, parainfluenza viruses and human metapneumovirus. She has conducted numerous adult surveillance and vaccine studies in a variety of settings including ambulatory older adult clinics, nursing homes and senior daycare centers. She has extensive experience in the development and performance of diagnostic and serologic assays for influenza and other respiratory viruses including cell culture, RT-PCR, EIA and neutralization assays. Dr Falsey has been a standing member of the Clinical Studies and Field Research Study Section and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous NIH study section reviews. She is a member of the steering committee for the Global Influenza Initiative, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Virology Society. Dr Falsey has published over 200 peer reviewed articles, reviews, book chapters and abstracts.




    MD | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/1988 - 06/30/1991
    Fellowship in Infectious Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center

    07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
    Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Yale New Haven Hospital Temple Medical Center

    07/01/1984 - 06/30/1986
    Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

    07/01/1983 - 06/30/1984
    Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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    Clinical Trials

    COVID-19 Vaccine Studies

    Lead Researcher: Ann Regina Falsey

    URMC is studying several variations of a COVID-19 vaccine. Compensation: $500-$900. Participation Requirements: Age 18+; Have not been infected with COVID-19. To volunteer, take our survey to find out if you qualify:

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    Journal Articles

    Benkeser D, Fong Y, Janes HE, Kelly EJ, Hirsch I, Sproule S, Stanley AM, Maaske J, Villafana T, Houchens CR, Martins K, Jayashankar L, Castellino F, Ayala V, Petropoulos CJ, Leith A, Haugaard D, Webb B, Lu Y, Yu C, Borate B, van der Laan LWP, Hejazi NS, Carpp LN, Randhawa AK, Andrasik MP, Kublin JG, Isaacs MB, Makhene M, Tong T, Robb ML, Corey L, Neuzil KM, Follmann D, Hoffman C, Falsey AR, Sobieszczyk M, Koup RA, Donis RO, Gilbert PB, , , . "Immune correlates analysis of a phase 3 trial of the AZD1222 (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) vaccine." NPJ vaccines.. 2023 Mar 11; 8(1):36. Epub 2023 Mar 11.

    Falsey AR, Williams K, Gymnopoulou E, Bart S, Ervin J, Bastian AR, Menten J, De Paepe E, Vandenberghe S, Chan EKH, Sadoff J, Douoguih M, Callendret B, Comeaux CA, Heijnen E, . "Efficacy and Safety of an Ad26.RSV.preF-RSV preF Protein Vaccine in Older Adults." The New England journal of medicine.. 2023 Feb 16; 388(7):609-620.

    Mena Lora AJ, Long JE, Huang Y, Baden LR, El Sahly HM, Follmann D, Goepfert P, Gray G, Grinsztejn B, Kotloff K, Rouphael N, Sobieszczyk M, Walsh SR, Andriesen J, Shah KA, Zhang Y, Gilbert P, Janes H, Gay CL, Falsey AR, Tripp RL, Gorman RL, Tong T, Marovich M, Neuzil K, Corey L, Kublin JG, . "Rapid Development of an Integrated Network Infrastructure to Conduct Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trials." JAMA network open.. 2023 Jan 3; 6(1):e2251974. Epub 2023 Jan 03.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Respiratory Viral Infections
    Book Title: Genomic and Precision Medicine - Infectious and Inflammatory Disease.
    Author List: Falsey AR
    Edited By: Tsalik E and Woods C
    Published By: Elsevier 2019

    Chapter Title: Rhinoviruses
    Book Title: International Encyclopedia of Public Health and Infectious Diseases
    Author List: Branche AR, Falsey AR
    Edited By: Hamer D
    Published By: Elsevier 2018

    Chapter Title: Human Metapneumovirus
    Book Title: Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 8th ed
    Author List: Falsey AR
    Edited By: Mandell GL, Bennett JE and Dolin R
    Published By: University of Chicago Press 2014