Grant fuels vaccine training program

USU received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to fund a vaccine-manufacturing training program, said Kamal Rashid, associate director and research professor for the Center for Integrated Bio-Systems (CIB). The program will specifically focus on improving production of influenza vaccines. Exceptional facilities and faculty at Utah State continue to make major advances in research that help set the university apart from others, Rashid said. “The whole idea is how to be prepared in case of an outbreak of influenza,” Rashid said. “How do you be prepared? By having vaccines so when there is disease, you can vaccinate people. Prevention is always better than treatment.”

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