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Vanderbilt researchers take leadership role in COVID-19 vaccine development

As the United States and the rest of the world witness the rollout of new vaccines targeting COVID-19—as well as better treatment options to fight the virus among infected patients—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have played leading roles in researching, developing and testing several of the most clinically developed medicines being used to combat the pandemic. Long before this latest virus emerged as a threat, Vanderbilt researchers had been working to understand pathogenic viruses and effective ways to prevent their spread. In addition, Vanderbilt researchers across fields ranging from science and engineering to public health policy and education are involved in a multitude of research projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.