Cooperative Centers on Human Immunology (CCHI)

The long-term goal of the Cooperative Centers on Human Immunology (CCHI) program is the translation of immunology research into clinical applications in humans in the area of infectious disease.

This research program addresses recommendations from several expert panels convened to identify research needs in the area of biodefense, as well as the NIAID Strategic Plan on Biodefense.

Main Areas of Focus

  • To support research on human immunological responses to infection, vaccination against infectious disease, or administration of a vaccine adjuvant(s) that targets an innate immune receptor(s)
  • To support the stable, flexible, centralized infrastructure needed to promote and coordinate multi-disciplinary research in human immunology as it relates to defense against infectious disease


  • Emory University
  • Rockefeller University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Maryland
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