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This Week in History

April 29, 2011

Vaccine Research Center Celebrates First Decade

The former VRC director speaks at podium.

When NIH director Dr. Francis Collins called the Vaccine Research Center “not only a light for NIH and the United States, but also a light for the world” on the occasion of its 10th anniversary celebration Mar. 31 at Natcher Bldg., he could have been anticipating the breadth of the succeeding scientific symposium. The 4½-hour session ranged the globe as top experts in the field unpacked everything from the design of sophisticated new molecules built to block HIV infection, to new strategies for creating a universal flu vaccine, to evidence—harvested largely from many thousands of animal fecal samples from the wilds of Africa—of HIV’s primate origins. 

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Associate Editor: Carla Garnett

Staff Writers:

Eric Bock

Dana Talesnik

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