The aim of the Vaccinology Track is to train the next generation of vaccinologists and enable students to realize the full breadth of opportunities in the vaccinology field and job market beyond basic bench science research, including positions within
non-government organizations, government entities, and the pharmaceutical industry.
The vaccine development pipeline is, by nature, translational, interprofessional, and multidisciplinary, necessitating resources and expertise from diverse fields. The SIVS, which includes the World Health
Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and
Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases, is engaged in all aspects of the development pathway from basic discovery and preclinical studies, to conducting clinical trials, licensure and implementation.
Competencies in team science and team leadership are an integral part of the HPTM curriculum, and now the Vaccinology Track. The HPTM program, housed in the Institute for Translational Sciences, trains researchers to understand both the mechanistic pathophysiology of disease and the methodological
and teamwork skills necessary to translate discoveries into interventions.
The Vaccinology Track is open to existing and prospective PhD students. There are opportunities for current students to join the Vaccinology Track.