The Jordan Report: Accelerated Development of Vaccines 2012, published by NIAID, includes expert articles on a variety of vaccine-related topics and updates on vaccine research for specific infectious diseases.
The 30th anniversary version of the Report, which highlights recent advances in vaccine research, is prefaced by a foreword by NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. It also includes tributes to the late William S. Jordan, M.D., Robert M. Chanock, M.D., and Edwin D. Kilbourne, M.D., by Carole A. Heilman, Ph.D., director of the NIAID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
The 2012 Jordan Report includes 10 articles by vaccine scientists at NIAID and other institutions. Topics covered are
- Personalized Vaccines
- Sex Differences in Immune Responses
- Vaccines and Pregnancy
- Second-Generation Vaccines
- Structural Biology and other Technologies
- Ways to Analyze Immune Responses
- Vaccines for Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Public Health Need for Specific Vaccines
- National Vaccine Plan
Also in the Report are updates from NIAID scientists and grant administrators on vaccines against ten specific pathogens and the diseases they cause: Dengue, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), West Nile Virus, Group B Streptococcus, HIV/AIDS, Influenza, Malaria, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Tuberculosis, and Rotavirus. Many of the updates include Highlight Boxes on specific clinical trials and other research efforts.
The Jordan Report Appendixes detail the current status of vaccine research and development. Appendix A provides the status for a wide range of infectious disease pathogens. Appendix B details the status of NIAID-supported HIV vaccines in preclinical development. Appendix C provides information about current clinical trials of HIV vaccine candidates in HIV-uninfected adults.
A complete copy of the Jordan Report: Accelerated Development of Vaccines 2012, including the Foreword and Tributes, Expert Articles, Vaccine Updates, and Appendixes.