Clinical Trials

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (NIAID VTEUs) play a key role in the development new and improved vaccines and therapies against infectious diseases. VTEUs have run hundreds of clinical trials, many of which have contributed vaccines becoming licensed for use. A key feature of the VTEUs' success is their ability to enroll large numbers of volunteers into trials rapidly and vaccinate them in a safe, effective and quick manner. 

The Duke Vaccine Trial Unit (DVTU) is a consortium of investigators committed to conducting clinical investigations related to the control and prevention of infectious disease with an overarching goal of furthering our understanding of vaccine immune responses and correlates of protection from infection.