The Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative (JHVI), is an initiative designed to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary vaccine research and education at JHSPH. JHVI is committed to improving global health by harnessing the expertise available at Johns Hopkins University to define and address critical research questions in vaccine research and implementation.
Each year JHVI sponsors a Vaccine Day event to showcase the breadth of vaccine related research by students and faculty at JHSPH and encourage a rich forum for collaborative discussions about future vaccine research being conducted at the school. Vaccine Day brings a distinguished vaccinologist to provide a keynote address each year and the activities include a faculty, staff and student poster session designed to promote collaborative discussion.
Previous Vaccine Day Keynote addresses (Click for more information about the event, photos and video of the address):
Friday, September 19th, 2008 Dr. David Heyman, "Diplomatic Immunity: Improving Global Access to Vaccines and Good Health"
Friday, October 9th, 2009 Dr. Brian Greenwood, "Vaccination to Prevent Pneumonia in Children: An African Perspective"
Friday, October 29th, 2010 Dr. Stanley Plotkin, "My Life in Vaccinology"
Friday, October 7th, 2011 Dr. Anne Schuchat, "Magic bullets and smoking guns, flying pigs and sitting ducks: What can we learn from the past for the new Decade of Vaccines?"
Friday October 5th, 2012 Dr. William H. Foege "Public Health- Second Thoughts"
Friday September 27th, 2013 Dr. Bruce Aylward "Eradicating Polio: Is the Juice Really Worth the Squeeze?"