ACTSI Investigator Dr. Rafi Ahmed in the News

Rafi Ahmed, PhD, ACTSI investigator, director of the Emory Vaccine Center, a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and a member of the National Academy of Sciences | Researchers revive immune cells exhausted by chronic viral infection to fight another day
December 14, 2011 | RedOrbit | UK Express | My Health News Daily | Swine flu vaccine may lead to broader flu protection
May 21, 2012

Georgia Voice | Emory Vaccine Centers gets $7 million boost for HIV fight
July 11, 2012

Project Q Atlanta | | Come on, big money! Emory Vaccine lands $7M
July 18, 2012

Atlanta Business Chronicle | Emory gets $7M to help develop AIDS vaccine
July 20, 2012

Georgia Research Alliance | Emory Vaccine Center joins partnership to advance vaccine R&D worldwide
October 11, 2011

San Antonio Business Journal | San Antonio Vaccine Development Center to welcome visiting scientists
November 7, 2012

Ahmed, Jens Wrammert and Bali Pulendran (pathology and laboratory medicine) earned the "Paper of the Year" award from the International Society for Vaccines in January. Their paper, published in Nature Immunology, describes a method scanning gene activity in the blood a few days after vaccination to predict whether an individual will produce high levels of antibodies against a flu shot. Their technique was developed on studies of human volunteers who were vaccinated during flu seasons in 2007, 2008, and 2009.