Dr. Natalie Dean awarded NIH NIAID R01 grant

The Department of Biostatistics wishes to congratulate Dr. Natalie Dean on her recent award from NIH/NIAID. The project, “Design and Analysis of Vaccine Trials for Emerging Infectious Disease Threats”, is a 5 year study that will be led by Dr. Dean with collaborators from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Northeastern University. A brief abstract follows:

The purpose of this grant is to develop innovative study designs and analytical methods to estimate vaccine efficacy and effectiveness. Our research focuses on emerging infectious diseases, such as Ebola, Lassa fever, MERS, and pandemic influenza.