Clinical Trials

The Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs) have played a key role in NIAID’s effort to develop new and improved vaccines and therapies against infectious diseases for over four decades. They have conducted hundreds of clinical trials, many of which have contributed to vaccine licensure. An important strength of the VTEUs 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.