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Welcome from the CIR Director

Welcome to the Project SAVE website! Thank you for your interest in research studies at the Center for Immunization Research (CIR).

Vaccines are one of the most important and affordable methods of preventing death and disability due to infectious diseases. Although there are many licensed vaccines, every year children and adults all over the world suffer from diseases for which we do not have effective vaccines.

For over 20 years, I have worked at the CIR as an investigator for various research studies. I have also been the Director of the CIR since 2007.  At the CIR, we believe that developing new vaccines is necessary to save lives.

Currently, our dedicated faculty and staff conduct early stage studies of vaccines to prevent malaria, dengue, influenza, and diarrhea in people of all ages, and viral respiratory illness (croup, wheezing and pneumonia) in children. We hope that our research studies will help in the development of vaccines that will one day be used to prevent death and disability from diseases such as these.

If you are interested in participating in one of our research studies, I invite you to visit the About Us page to learn more about our faculty and staff.

I believe that I speak for myself and all CIR faculty and staff when I say that we are grateful to all our past and present study participants. Your participation in our studies has allowed us to come closer to developing vaccines that will help save lives worldwide.? Thank you!

Ruth A. Karron, MD

Director, CIR

Professor, International Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health