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South Africa Mourns Nelson Mandela's Death
Today the flags in South Africa fly at half-mast as we mourn the passing of the father of our nation. Nelson Mandela passed away last night at the age of 95, one of the icons of modern history, our own South African who became the face of freedom, not only for us, but for all the oppressed, the eternal symbol of freedom.
Dec. 6, 2013 in VIDD News
Fighting HIV on its Own Turf
Three years ago, VIDD scientists decided their best shot at developing an effective HIV vaccine was to try and beat the virus on its own turf, by launching clinical trials in a country that had lost an entire generation to AIDS: South Africa.
Oct. 21, 2013 in VIDD News
Genital Herpes-Suppressing Immune Cells Identified
Scientists at the Hutchinson Center Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and University of Washington have identified a class of immune cells that reside long-term in the genital skin and mucosa and are believed to be responsible for suppressing recurring outbreaks of genital herpes.
May 8, 2013 in VIDD News
South African HVTN Researcher Receives Highest Civilian Award
HVTN investigator Dr. Glenda Gray, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, is honored by South African President Jacob Zuma for her substantial achievements in designing, implementing and overseeing HIV vaccine trials, as well as ensuring those in most need of prevention and treatment measures benefit from advances made by the HIV/AIDS biomedical community.
May 8, 2013 in VIDD News
VIDD's Joshua Hill Wins Publication Prize
The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division's Dr. Joshua Hill is the recipient of the Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation's 2012 George Santos Award for best clinical science article by a new investigator.
Feb. 19, 2013 in VIDD News
VIDD Plays Integral Role in Recent HIV Vaccine Breakthroughs
In 2009, the results of an HIV vaccine clinical trial sponsored by the Thai Ministry of Health and U.S. Military HIV Research Program galvanized the worldwide HIV vaccine community.
Oct. 22, 2012 in VIDD News
HPTN 052: Science Breakthrough of the Year, 2011
Every year, Science announces the Breakthrough of the Year, an honor bestowed to research that impacts a wide array of scientists and has far-reaching and profound implications.
Jan. 9, 2012 in VIDD News
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