In a new report, “Powering Vaccine R&D: Opportunities for Transformation,” the Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science & Policy Group uses lessons learned from the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines to explore opportunities to overhaul vaccine R&D practices to better prepare for the next pandemic, to make strides against diseases currently without vaccines, and to establish next-generation vaccines that offer meaningful improvements.
The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is pleased to announce the Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Regina Rabinovich, MD, MPH, as board chair and elected two new trustees, Dr. Norman Baylor and Dr. JoAnn Suzich, to strengthen the organization’s leadership in global immunization and vaccine research and development.
Bruce Gellin, M.D., M.P.H., president of Global Immunization at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the National Vaccine Program Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), testified on July, 14, 2020, at the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy’s briefing entitled “Guardrails to Ensure a Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccine.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. and ROME, Italy, May 13, 2020 – The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and its partner ReiThera Srl today announced that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has exercised the first two options, valued at $20 million, under the 2019 contract to advance the development of vaccines against Ebola Sudan and Marburg viruses through Phase 2 clinical trials.
As those of us who work in immunization know, our actions as individuals may protect us from getting a disease, but it takes vigilance by the entire community to stop the disease from spreading. We have all had to face the reality of this responsibility lately.