Reseach Training and Outreach
Training and Education
A central goal of the KVI is to provide a facility within the state/region where antigen discovery and early stage vaccine development can occur. We have the capacity within the university to train graduate students in the diverse methods of vaccine development with the goal of moving candidate vaccines into industry with both state and global partners. An additional goal is to provide training for more senior scientists in the methods needed to determine vaccine protective efficacy and to identify the immunological correlates of protection for candidate vaccines.
The KVI will also be involved in creating and promoting didactic courses applicable to understanding the biological, physiological and biophysical aspects of vaccine development.
The KVI will sponsor short courses for public attendance. These short courses will include:
- Informational lectures on the biological basis for how vaccines work
- Lectures on the safety and efficacy of existing vaccines
- Information on the establishment of recommended vaccines schedules for children and adolescents
This educational outreach component of the KVI will include the dissemination of information on both human and animal vaccines.