• The George Washington University Vaccine Research Unit

    2300 I St NW Ross Hall Washington, DC 20037

  • Research Site Introduction:

    The GW Vaccine Research Unit (GW VRU) is a collaboration between the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine located at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The GW VRU is part of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development - Product Development Partnership (PDP) and conducts clinical research trials of experimental products that are being developed for the prevention of neglected tropical diseases, particularly hookworm infection and schistosomiasis.  

    We are working to develop and test a novel, low-cost hookworm vaccine to help control human hookworm infection in endemic countries. Hookworm infection causes anemia and can lead to problems with physical and cognitive development in children.

  • Research Site Description:

    The GW Vaccine Research Unit (GW VRU) is located at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, within state-of-the-art facilities of the Research Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty, which opened in November 2013.

    The GW VRU is committed to providing a full range of research services to facilitate the development, implementation, and successful completion of clinical trials. The CRG ensures compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations, policies, and procedures to protect the interests of study participants. 

    The GW VRU consists of clinical investigators, with specialty board certification and faculty appointments at the George Washington University, a physician assistant and research coordinators. As a group we have combined experience in translational, Phase I, II, III, and IV clinical trials, and epidemiological studies.

  • Patient Demographics:

    Healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 to 45 in the DC metro area. 

  • Contact Information:

    Email: mitmclintrials@gwu.edu

    Phone: 202-994-7164