CEIRS Highlighted on NIAID Now

NIAID Now, a blog on news and events from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), highlighted the CEIRS Network in a recent post entitled, “Visualizing an NIAID Network: CEIRS.” The article shares the CEIRS mission and promotes the program’s accomplishments through recently developed thematic infographics. Additional infographics for notable aspects of the… Read more »

This Week in Virology Podcast Featuring the Runstadler Lab

This Week in Microbiology (TWiV), a podcast highlighting developments in the field of virology, recently featured the Runstadler Lab from the Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis (CRIP). Led by Dr. Jonathan Runstadler, members of the team—Dr. Nichola Hill, Dr. Wendy Puryear, and Dr. Kate Sawatzki— study influenza virus circulation at Tufts Cummings School of… Read more »

Dr. Andrew Bowman Featured on the Today Show

As part of their “Today Fights the Flu” segment, the Today Show recently aired an interview with Dr. Andrew Bowman of The Ohio State University and the St. Jude CEIRS Center (SJCEIRS). Dr. Bowman and his team from the Animal Influenza Ecology and Epidemiology Research Program (AIEERP) have collected samples from nearly 3,000 swine across… Read more »

CEIRS 11th Annual Network Meeting Summary

The 2018 Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) Annual Network Meeting was hosted by Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis (CRIP) in New York City. The purpose of the meeting was to share updates on CEIRS efforts, enhance alignment throughout the Network, and foster collaboration. Center Principal Investigators provided updates on their Center’s activities and… Read more »

Rabeh Elshesheny Receives the Egypt State Encouragement Award

Rabeh Elshesheny, a Postdoctoral Fellow with the St. Jude Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (SJCEIRS), received the Egypt State Encouragement Award 2017 in the field of advanced technological sciences on June 12, 2018. This honor was awarded by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt. This award is to encourage and recognize the scientist’s efforts for… Read more »

NIH VideoCast Featuring “Sex Differences in Vaccine Efficacy” by Dr. Sabra Klein

While many biological variables—age, immune status, pregnancy, and infection history—are considered in the formulation and evaluation of influenza vaccines, sex rarely makes the list. The Women’s Health Seminar Series by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) featured Dr. Sabra Klein (JHCEIRS) and her research on, “Sex Differences in Vaccine Efficacy.” The video… Read more »

Dr. Malik Peiris Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Malik Peiris, part of St. Jude Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (SJCEIRS), was elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences in May 2017. Dr. Peiris is a Professor and Chair of Virology in the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong. The award recognizes… Read more »

CEIRS 10th Annual Network Meeting Summary

The 2017 Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) Annual Network Meeting, hosted by Emory-UGA CEIRS in Atlanta, Georgia, marked the 10th anniversary of the CEIRS Network. The meeting kicked off with presentations highlighting notable contributions to influenza research, molecular virology, and avian and swine surveillance from a decade of work, paving the… Read more »

CEIRS Training Program Highlight: Denise Kuok

Denise Kuok is a PhD candidate in Dr. Michael Chan’s laboratory at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences and part of the St. Jude Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (SJCEIRS). His research is focused on virus-host interactions of influenza virus as… Read more »

This Week in Microbiology Podcasts Featuring NYICE and CRIP

This Week in Microbiology (TWiM), a podcast highlighting developments in the field of microbiology, recently featured two publications from the CEIRS Network. In one episode, TWiM highlighted a publication by the New York Influenza Center of Excellence (NYICE) where Zost et al. investigated how altered glycosylation of seasonal H3N2 influenza viruses affects vaccine effectiveness. Listen… Read more »