Virology

In September 2010, the DHVI became the home of the NIAID DIADS External Quality Assurance Oversight Program Laboratory (EQAPOL) under the leadership of Thomas Denny, MSc, MPhil. The goal of the EQAPOL program is to support the development, implementation and oversight of external quality assurance programs that monitor laboratories involved in HIV/AIDS research and vaccine trials around the world. 

 

The Immunology Virology Quality Assessment Center (IVQAC) is led by Thomas N. Denny.  The IVQAC is a resource designed to help domestic and international immunologists evaluate and enhance the integrity and comparability of immunological laboratory determinations performed on patients enrolled in multi-site HIV/AIDS therapeutic, vaccine and prevention investigations.

The Center for Virology at Duke University Medical Center was founded in January 2002 to provide a focus for research and graduate training in the field of virology.The Center for Virology currently consists of 14 faculty members from several different departments at Duke.

The RBL Virology Unit is a service component of the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory at Duke (housed in GHRB). The Virology Unit was created to provide world-class quality-controlled support for virus research requiring up to and including enhanced biosafety level 3 containment. In addition to the influenza program the Virology Unit has expertise in work with influenza virus, alphaviruses, flaviviruses, poxviruses, rotavirus and vesicular stomatitis virus.