Timeline of Events

2019

NIH/NIAID awards the Center of Excellence for Translational Research U19 grant "Advancement of Vaccines and Treatments for Ebola and Marburg Virus Infections".

2016

NIH/NIAID awards the Fogarty International Center training program grant on the impact of zoonotic and vector-borne viruses, rickettsiae, and Leptospira in acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses.

2014

NIH/NIAID awards the Center of Excellence for Translational Research U19 grant "Advancement of Treatments for Ebola and Marburg Virus Infections".

2010

Dr. Peter Melby joins UTMB and heads Center for Tropical Diseases.

2009

NIH/NIAID the Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (WRCE) grant renewed.

2008

Galveston National Laboratory opens.

2004

The Robert E. Shope, MD, Laboratory in the John Sealy Pavilion for Infectious Diseases Research commissioned; Institute for Human Infections and Immunity (IHII) established.

2003

WRCE and GNL awards made; Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases established; The Robert E. Shope, MD Laboratory dedicated.

2002

NIAID Hepatitis Antiviral contract & NIAID Emerging Infectious Disease Research contract awarded; BSL4 lab ground-breaking

2001

UTMB Center for Biodefense established; September 11th and anthrax attacks occur.

1997

WHO Collaborating Center for Arbovirus and Hemorrhagic Fever Reference and Research established; DARPA biodefense grant awarded; UTMB President Dr. Jack Stobo endorses concept of constructing BSL4 lab on campus.

1996

Strategy for developing BSL4 lab proposed by Dr. David Walker

1995

WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases established; Drs. Robert Tesh and Robert Shope relocate from Yale University; World Reference Center for Arboviruses established

1994

Center for Tropical Diseases established

1991

Concept of Center for Tropical Diseases proposed