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The Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary  vaccine research,  education, and implementation efforts to improve health worldwide.


Announcing New PAVE Internships for 2016-2017

PAVE:  Program in Applied Vaccine Experiences Internship Program for 2016-2017

The Program in Applied Vaccine Experiences (PAVE) is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative (JHVI), and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  The objective of the PAVE Scholars Program is to allow JHSPH graduate students to work with mentors at the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Gavi (the Vaccine Alliance), or the Global Immunization Division (GID) at the Center for Global Health, CDC to gain experience in vaccine research, policy, and programs of global importance.  Four to six internships will be offered during the fall of the 2016-2017 academic year.


PAVE Internships are restricted to master’s and doctoral students in good standing who will be enrolled at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2016-2017 and who will have completed at least one year of coursework by the time the internship begins in August/September. Preference will be given to students who will have completed three terms of biostatistics and one term of epidemiology and one or more vaccine courses prior to starting their internships .

Applicants must anticipate enrollment during T1-T2 of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Awards will be announced by early April 2016 and internships are anticipated to begin in August/September 2016. 


JHVI, in collaboration with WHO, GAVI, PAHO and CDC, will arrange internships on vaccine-related topics of global importance that will provide opportunities for students to apply skills acquired at JHSPH. However, it is essential that JHVI and organizational mentors have the flexibility to adjust internships to respond to critical or emerging public health needs. Following the identification of PAVE Scholars, JHVI  will assign internships based on student interest and experience and mentor programmatic needs.

Specific projects will vary, but might include analytic work or systematic reviews that contribute to the development of global immunization policy recommendations or the strengthening of national decision making processes for immunization, or on issues related to vaccine delivery, demand, financing, or safety monitoring, new vaccine introduction, or vaccine preventable disease surveillance.


Applications forms are available through the JHVI website:

All applications and recommendations are due no later than Friday February 12, 2016 at 5:00pm. Earlier submission is welcomed and encouraged. 

Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to Ms. Wendy Twilley:  

PAVE applicants must be available for an interview with the PAVE selection committee in Baltimore during  late February 2016.

Please submit each of the following documents

  • Application (PDF)

  • Recommendation letters (2)

  • CV

  • Unofficial transcript (downloadable from ISIS)

  • Personal statement

For logistical questions and to submit electronic applications:  Ms. Wendy Twilley:

For questions related to internship content or eligibility: Dr. Ruth Karron:


Application Documents

PAVE Announcement and FAQs, 2016

PAVE Applications, 2016

PAVE Letter of Reference, 2016

PAVE Internship Descriptions


Announcing Vaccine Day 2015-2016: Thursday, March 3, 2016

Keynote Speaker Dr. Roger Glass


Thursday, March 3, 2016 

Sheldon Hall 12:30-2:00pm

Keynote address and panel discussion


Watch the live webcast Thursday 12:30-2:00pm


Poster session and reception

Feinstone Hall 2:00-4:00pm



Dr. Glass

Dr. Glass was named Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research by NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., on March 31, 2006.


Dr. Glass graduated from Harvard College in 1967, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Buenos Aires in 1967, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1972. He joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1977 as a medical officer assigned to the Environmental Hazards Branch. He was a Scientist at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh from 1979-1983 and returned to Sweden where he received his doctorate from the University of Goteborg. In 1984, he joined the National Institutes of Health Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, where he worked on the molecular biology of rotavirus. In 1986, Dr. Glass returned to the CDC to become Chief of the Viral Gastroenteritis Unit at the National Center for Infectious Diseases.


Dr. Glass's research interests are in the prevention of gastroenteritis from rotaviruses and noroviruses through the application of novel scientific research. He has maintained field studies in India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Vietnam, China and elsewhere. His research has been targeted toward epidemiologic studies to anticipate the introduction of rotavirus vaccines. He is fluent and often lectures in five languages.


Dr. Glass has received numerous awards including the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award presented by the CDC in recognition of his 30-year career of scientific research application and leadership, and the Dr. Charles Merieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases for his work on rotavirus vaccines in the developing world. Dr. Glass is also the recipient of the 2015 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Glass has co-authored more than 600 research papers and chapters.


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