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Newswise: Six-Country African Study Shows COVID-19 Can Be Dangerous in Pregnancy
Released: 18-Jul-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Six-Country African Study Shows COVID-19 Can Be Dangerous in Pregnancy
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A new study involving hospitalized women in 6 African countries from the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology showed that pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 had 2X the risk of being admitted to the ICU and 4X the risk of dying than pregnant women who didn't have COVID-19.

Newswise: Institute of Human Virology’s Mohammad Sajadi Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation
Released: 25-Apr-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Institute of Human Virology’s Mohammad Sajadi Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation
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The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) elected Mohammad Sajadi, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) as a 2022 member.

Released: 14-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
NIH Grant Awarded to Study HIV Drug-Resistant Genetic Mutations Across Africa
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University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM)’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV) researchers received funding from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for $2.7 million to study genetic changes in two genes from the HIV-1 virus that may make it resistant to antiretroviral therapy.

Released: 14-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT
NIH Awards Grant to Train Global Health Scientists in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
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The award entitled, “Integrated Network of Scholars in Global Health Research Training (INSIGHT)” will expand global health research across sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean by providing one-year mentored research training to U.S. and lower-middle income country scholars.

Released: 12-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
‘Live’ Polio Vaccine Fires Up Immune System Providing Protection From Sars-Cov-2 Infection
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University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology contributes to Global Virus Network studies suggesting that the oral polio vaccine can protect people in developing nations that do not yet have access to COVID vaccines

Newswise: UM School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology’s Robert Gallo Receives Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Chicago Medical Association
Released: 5-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
UM School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology’s Robert Gallo Receives Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Chicago Medical Association
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Robert Gallo, MD, was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Chicago Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Association (UChicago MBSAA) for his lifetime achievements.

Released: 2-Mar-2022 9:55 AM EST
Institute of Human Virology’s Infectious Disease Experts Perform Pathogen Surveillance for Unprecedented Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant at University of Maryland Medical Center
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The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology researchers played a collaborative role in last month’s successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a patient with terminal heart disease by creating pathogen surveillance strategies and developing an infection prevention strategy for this unprecedent significant medical advancement.

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9-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST
$6.5M Grant Awarded to Develop Treatment for Alcoholic Liver Disease-Associated Kidney Dysfunction
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The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and MitoPower LLC were awarded an Small Business Innovation Research grant of $6.5 million from the NIH’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to develop a treatment for alcoholic liver disease-associated hepatorenal syndrome.

Newswise: IHV Researchers Receive $6.5M to Create African Big Data Hub Designed to Address Public Health and Pandemic Preparedness
Released: 4-Nov-2021 12:20 PM EDT
IHV Researchers Receive $6.5M to Create African Big Data Hub Designed to Address Public Health and Pandemic Preparedness
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Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM)’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV), a Global Virus Network (GVN) Center of Excellence, have received $6.5 million from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to streamline big data collection in Nigeria and South Africa in addressing public health needs of the COVID-19 and HIV pandemics.

Newswise: A Statement from the Leadership of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology on Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp’s Retirement
Released: 20-Oct-2021 1:20 PM EDT
A Statement from the Leadership of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology on Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp’s Retirement
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The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine congratulates Treasurer Nancy Kopp on her five decades of public service, including since 2002, as the Maryland State Treasurer.

Released: 29-Jun-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Institute of Human Virology Member Joins Scientific Advisory Committee of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
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The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) announced that Alash'le Abimiku, PhD, Professor of Medicine of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a Global Virus Network (GVN) Center of Excellence, will join their Scientific Advisory Committee for three-years.

Released: 18-May-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Analysis Suggesting Measles, Polio and Tuberculosis Vaccines May Boost Immunity to Coronavirus
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Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Maryland scientists, who are also members of the Global Virus Network (GVN), a coalition comprised of human and animal virologists from 63 Centers of Excellence and 11 Affiliates in 35 countries, and colleagues today published a perspective proposing that live attenuated vaccines (LAVs), such as those for tuberculosis, measles, and polio, may induce protective innate immunity that mitigate other infectious diseases, triggering the human body’s natural emergency response to infections including COVID-19 as well as future pandemic threats.

Released: 1-Apr-2021 4:25 PM EDT
A Statement from the Leadership of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology on the Passing of Dr. John Martin
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The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine mourns the passing of John Martin, PhD., a leader in supporting access to life-saving anti-HIV medications that although still under patent were made widely and affordably available to millions infected with HIV.

Released: 18-Dec-2020 4:20 PM EST
UM School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology’s Robert Gallo Awarded Italy’s Magna Graecia International Prize
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Robert Gallo, MD, The Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine, co-founder and director of the Institute Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and co-founder and international scientific advisor of the Global Virus Network, was awarded Italy’s “Magna Graecia International Prize,” an award created in 1997 by the Magna Graecia Foundation that is bestowed to the most influential Italians and Italians of origin who have embodied and symbolized, in the most diverse sectors, the best qualities of Italy by extending Italian culture beyond national borders.

Released: 15-Dec-2020 10:10 AM EST
University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology’s Shyam Kottilil, MBBS, PhD Receives Top Award from National Physician’s Group
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Shyam Kottilil, MBBS, PhD, professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), and Director of UMSOM’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Division of Clinical Care and Research, has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.

Released: 12-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST
Leading Human Immunology and Infectious Disease Experts to Join UM School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology
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Robert C. Gallo, MD, the Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and Co-Founder & Director of the UMSOM’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV), announced today that a team of leading scientists in human immunology, virology and stem cell biology, led by Lishan Su, PhD joined IHV on October 1 with academic appointments in the UMSOM Department of Pharmacology. As part of the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF) to recruit top research faculty and a donation to IHV from the Charles Gordon Estate, Dr. Su has been named the Charles Gordon Smith Endowed Professor for HIV Research. Dr. Su will also head IHV’s Division of Virology, Pathogenesis and Cancer.

Released: 31-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
UM School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology Recruits Top HIV/AIDS Epidemiologist Shenghan Lai Along with Team of Researchers
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IHV announced today that Shenghan Lai, MD, MPH and Hong Lai, PhD, MPH, in addition to three staff members, and two more to add, have joined the Institute of Human Virology. The faculty began their positions on April 1 with Professor and Associate Professor academic appointments in the UMSOM’s Department of Epidemiology & Public Health.

Released: 24-Aug-2020 7:20 AM EDT
Institute of Human Virology and Italian Researchers Identify a SARS-CoV-2 Viral Strain with Deletion in a Protein, Possibly Reducing Fatalities
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The IHV and scientists from Rome, Italy announced studies showing the emergence of a SARS-CoV-2 viral strain with a deletion in a protein known as nsp1. These data, accepted for publication by the Journal of Translational Medicine, may indicate the emergence of a less pathogenic viral strain.

Released: 15-Jun-2004 8:00 AM EDT
Diagnostic Strategies Detect HIV Earlier and More Effectively Than Ever
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Researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive testing technique that has shown the ability to detect HIV infection earlier than all current methods. This new diagnostic approach combines two existing models and is 25 times more sensitive than the best technology currently available.

Released: 8-May-2003 12:00 AM EDT
Direct Observation to Improve Patient Medication Success
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IHV develops new medication model for HIV/AIDS PATIENTS. Patients have coaches & partners to help them maintain rigorous schedule.

Released: 1-Feb-2003 12:00 AM EST
Institute of Human Virology a National AACTG-Designated Site
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The Institute of Human Virology, a center of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Center and an affiliate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has become a designated site of the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group of the National Institutes of Health.

Released: 6-Sep-2002 12:00 AM EDT
Kidney Transplants Available to HIV-Positive Patients
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HIV-positive patients may be eligible for kidney transplants despite the fact they have the virus that causes AIDS. Due to therapeutic advances in HIV/AIDS care, those with the AIDS virus now can be considered as candidates for a multi-center five-year clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of this life-saving procedure in HIV-infected patients.

Released: 4-Sep-2002 12:00 AM EDT
2002 International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology
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Annual conference to spotlight AIDS vaccine developments; reports on entry inhibitors.

Released: 30-Aug-2002 12:00 AM EDT
The Common Flu -- or Bioterrorism?
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In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks and subsequent Anthrax scares, scientific researchers worldwide are working to expand the ability to rapidly assess what poses a terrorism threat to the public at large.

Released: 1-May-2002 12:00 AM EDT
Can Forgiveness Make the Immune System Stronger?
Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

One of first scientific studies to evaluate psychological and spiritual effects on the immune system kicked off at the Institute of Human Virology.


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