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Johns Hopkins CEIRS is developing improved methods to rapidly identify circulating influenza strains during the flu season. To do so, human influenza virus strains in the United States and Taiwan are being tracked as part of an effort to build a database of influenza cases in real time from hospitals and other health care facilities. Such surveillance and tracking in a centralized database could aid in the development of influenza vaccines that better match the circulating seasonal strains. In addition, researchers are analyzing the impact of influenza virus infection on human respiratory epithelial cells to better understand how to control and treat influenza infections.

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For more information on Johns Hopkins CEIRS, read about the program in the Johns Hopkins CEIRS Brochure.
JHCEIRS Brochure page 1

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Principal Investigators


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Dr. Richard Rothman, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Andrew Pekosz, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

Investigators

Johns Hopkins University

  • Justin Hardick, MS, Laboratory Manager, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Charlotte Gaydos, DrPH, MPH, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Noreen Hynes, MD, MPH, DTMH, FIDSA, FASTMH, Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Gabor Kelen, MD, FRCP(C), FACEP, FAAEM, Professor, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Sabra Klein, PhD, Associate Professor, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Mary McBride, PhD, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Andrew Pekosz, PhD, Professor, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Richard Rothman, MD, PhD, Professor, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Lauren Sauer, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Peter Thielen, ALM, Staff Scientist, Applied Physics Laboratory

Chang Gung University and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

  • Kuan-Fu Chen, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Macha Research Trust, Zambia

Center Data Manager

  • Tom Mehoke, MS, Data Manager, Staff Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 

Center Coordinator

  • Katy Shaw-Saliba, ScM, PhD, Executive Director and Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance, Department of Emergency Medicine