Vaccine Research & Education Unit

Contact the VREU

200 Hawkins Drive
358 Medical Research Facility
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2600
Phone: (319) 356-4848
Email: recruit-vaccine-research@uiowa.edu

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  • Vaccine Research at Iowa

    The University of Iowa is one of eight sites nationwide to serve as Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs), responsible for testing vaccines in specific populations and bolstering the NIAID's ability to direct clinical research to quickly respond to public health needs.

    The University of Iowa Center conducts clinical trials on traditional flu vaccines that are developed each year with adjuvants—chemicals or ingredients that help boost a person's immune system response. The UI site also studies vaccines related to emerging public health issues. Recently, the UI has been involved with National Institutes of Health studies testing a new smallpox vaccines, as well as vaccines for H1N1 and H5N1 influenza.