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USU Discovery Leads to Development of Vaccine to Help Prevent Deadly Virus
A scientific discovery made in the laboratory of Christopher C. Broder, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), has led to the development of a vaccine to aid in the prevention of the deadly Hendra virus. On Nov. 1, Pfizer Animal Health announced that the new vaccine, called Equivac® HeV, is now available for use in Australia.
World's Toughest Bacterium holds promise for rapid vaccine development against deadly diseases
Scientists from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) have developed a new preparation method that renders a virus or bacterium non-infectious while preserving its immune-boosting ability after exposure to gamma radiation. A vaccine exposed to megadoses of gamma radiation was successfully tested in mice against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria by colleagues at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and holds promise for other such deadly diseases.
NCDMPH's Rebecca Zukowski Named Director of Nursing Program at Mount Aloysius College
Following a national search, Rebecca Zukowski, Senior Research Associate for the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH), has been named Director of the Nursing Program and Chair of the Nursing Division at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa.
NCDMPH Releases the Report on the Domestic Natural Disaster Health Workforce
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) has released the Report on the Domestic Natural Disaster Health Workforce, a landscape analysis describing selected aspects of the health professions workforce who would respond to a catastrophic domestic natural disaster.