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Media Contact: Lisa Newbern 03 October 2007    
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Yerkes and Emory Vaccine Center Host Vaccine Development Strategy Meeting


Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Vaccine Center host "Bridging Immunology, Neuroscience and Imaging: New Strategies for Developing Vaccines for Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases"

This conference brings together vaccine researchers, neuroscientists and imaging technology scientists and well as students, and serves as the catalyst for cutting-edge thought-leadership and research intended to develop baseline strategies by which the development of vaccines for both infectious and noninfectious diseases can be linked to assessments of cognitive functions and to imaging technologies. The conference holds the promise of facilitating collaborations to develop biological markers to track the course and effectiveness of vaccines throughout the body.

Topics include Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, imaging, oncology and prion diseases.


Friday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m.


Speakers include:

Robert Darnell, MD, PhD
Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor in Cancer Biology, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University

George Eisenbarth, MD, PhD
Executive Director of the Barbara Davis Center, Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine & Immunology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Howard Federoff, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President and Executive Dean, Georgetown University Medical Center

David Michael Holtzman, MD
Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor of Neurology and Molecular Biology & Pharmacology, Head of the Department of Neurology, Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine?

Clayton Wiley, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Director of the Division of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Thomas Wisniewski, MD
Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Psychiatry, New York University


Yerkes National Primate Research Center, 954 Gatewood Rd., Atlanta

To attend the conference, schedule an interview or request more information, please contact the Yerkes Public Affairs office at 404-727-7732.

Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Emory Vaccine Center

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