Affiliated Centers and Programs
Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease was created in 2002, and is a consolidation of the Center for Tropical Diseases and the Center for Biodefense. The main goal of the CBEID is to support the mission of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity (IHII) by coordinating activities and research involving infectious agents, particularly emerging infectious diseases and agents of bioterrorism.
Center to Eliminate Health Disparities since its inception in 2003 has been involved in a number of projects designed to reduce health disparities by advancing Health System solutions as well as solutions found by addressing the Social Determinants of Health, two core areas of work for the CEHD. Recognizing that long term solutions require both a global perspective as well as vastly increased attention to and capacity effect change at the micro and macro levels, Global Health and Leadership Training have emerged as additional core work areas for the CEHD.
Institute for Human Infection and Immunity is breaking new ground in understanding the nature of infectious diseases, and is working to translate new research concepts into products aimed at controlling emerging infectious diseases and mitigating their effects on society. It's mission is to coordinate, facilitate and enhance the activities of UTMB’s research centers and programs that focus on advancing the fields of infection and immunity.
Sealy Center for Vaccine Development was inaugurated in December, 2001. With 69 faculty members, the center incorporates the expertise of more than 100 cutting edge research programs currently at UTMB. These newly formed relationships, as well as collaborative relationships with investigators elsewhere, will help us translate laboratory findings to the bedside and beyond.