223.867.01 SPECIAL TOPICS IN VACCINE SCIENCE
Year-long series of bi-weekly seminars (total 16 seminars, 4 per term) on vaccine research against infectious diseases of global importance including AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, childhood illnesses, and many others. Economic, political, and ethical dimensions of vaccine R&D are also covered. Seminars are presented by leading vaccine experts at JHU and other institutions. Series provides the student with an understanding of the pathways leading to development and utilization of vaccines with public health impact.
Students will be able to: 1) describe the key barriers along the process of research, development, testing, evaluation, acquisition, and distribution of vaccines; 2) cite specific examples of how financial and political factors interact with scientific issues to affect governmental and industry prioritization about vaccine development; and 3) describe how stakeholder motives (investor, corporate, public health agency, individual) can influence the fate of a vaccine R&D project.
- Wednesday 5:30 - 7:00