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Johns Hopkins Researcher Receives NIA/ORWH Center Grant to Study How Age and Sex Impact Immune Responses to Influenza Vaccines

Dr. Sabra Klein, an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s department of molecular microbiology and immunology, has received an $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how age and biological sex impact the immune responses to influenza vaccines. Despite having antivirals and vaccines, influenza remains a significant public health threat, causing approximately 100,000 hospitalizations, 30,000 deaths, and approximately $7 billion in lost productivity each year in the United States alone. Sex and age are emerging as two host variables that significantly impact the pathogenesis of influenza virus infection and responses to influenza […]