News and Events


KATU, February 6th, 2024 - OHSU vaccine study says switching arms boosts immune response

MicrobeTV, October 29th, 2023 - TWiV 1057: Interview with Klaus Früh on CMV-based HIV vaccine

Gilmore Health, June 3, 2023 - A Leap Towards HIV Cure: Stem Cell Transplants Show Promising Results in Recent Study

OHSU, May 25, 2023 - OHSU research offers clues for potential widespread HIV cure in people

Associated Press, December 23, 2022 - No, COVID-19 vaccines aren't gene therapy

OHSU, December 9, 2022- Potential drug takes aim at emerging Chikungunya virus

Oregon Live, December 5, 2022 - For this Oregon actor and vocal coach, music is much more than sound

OHSU, November 15, 2022 - Brandon Wilder, Ph.D., on the search for humans without malaria

OHSU, September 22, 2022 - New Study reveals breakthrough infection increase immunity to COVID-19

KGW, August 21, 2022 - OHSU research uses monkeys to examine how COVID causes diabetes in some patients

OHSU, July 8, 2022 - One-time gene therapy injection could provide HIV treatment that may last a lifetime

OHSU, January 24, 2022 - OHSU investigators awarded $3 million for innovative, promising research

WNDU, Sep 30, 2021 - Medical Moment: Preventing HIV

OHSU, June 7, 2021 - Monoclonal antibody prevents HIV infection in monkeys

OHSU, March 25, 2021 - HIV vaccine candidate’s mysteries unlocked 20 years later

EurekAlert, January 15, 2021 - T cells linked to myelin implicated in MS-like disease in monkeys

OHSU, January 6, 2021 - OHSU-developed HIV vaccine tech tested in humans for first time

VIR Bio, January 6, 2021 - Vir Biotechnology Announces Initiation of Phase 1 Clinical Trial to Evaluate a Novel Vaccine Platform

Willamette Week, December 8, 2020 - These Two Doctors Provide the Last Signatures Before Oregonians Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

OHSU, December 3, 2020 - Acclaimed OHSU HIV researcher appointed to COVID-19 vaccine review group

OHSU, December 4, 2020 - Oregon Governor Appoints Two Doctors to Panel to Review COVID-19 Vaccines for Safety

Portland Business Journal, September 3, 2020 - OHSU participates in promising Covid-19 vaccine study with hamsters

OHSU, April 28, 2020 - Building a COVID Testing Lab

The use of neutralizing antibodies to CCR5 as an intervention to COVID19 induced pneumonia. Dr. Jonah Sacha
"Coronavirus Survivor Credits Artificial Antibody Experimental Treatment For Recovery"

Drug Target Review, July 18 2019 - New version of HIV vaccine could soon be ready for clinical trials

OHSU, July 17, 2019 - HIV vaccine nears clinical trial following new findings

May 8, 2019 - VGTI Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr. Aleksandra Sikora’s  research “Neisseria gonorrhoeae MlaA influences gonococcal virulence and membrane vesicle production”  has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field by F1000 Faculty Member David Stephens.

Science, March 9, 2018 - Monkeys reveal new clues toward elusive HIV vaccine and cure

The Oregonian, January 15, 2018 - Oregon scientist develops promising vaccine against tuberculosis

OHSU, November 10, 2017 - Understanding the Berlin patient's unexpected cure

Newsweek, November 10, 2017 - HIV: Scientists edge closer to understanding how Timothy Brown was cured with stem cells

EurekAlert!, November 10, 2017 - Understanding the Berlin patient's unexpected cure

The Oregonian, April 28, 2017 - The science of ending human suffering (Guest opinion)

OHSU, March 9, 2017 - Researchers hone in on when, where Zika virus attacks

The Oregonian, March 9, 2017 - OHSU researchers unravel mysteries of Zika virus

OHSU, January 25, 2017 - Vaccine technology developed by OHSU scientists acquired by industry leaders

Newsweek, November 22, 2016 - Fighting AIDS: Inside the hunt for the elusive HIV vaccine

Nam - aidsmap, October 23, 2016 - The vaccine no-one expected keeps springing surprises

Medical Economics, July 12, 2016 - Research team moves toward clinical trials of HIV vaccine

The Oregonian, June 20, 2016 - OHSU's HIV researcher wins more than $14 million

The Oregonian, June 01, 2016 - OHSU's HIV vaccine moves toward clinical trial

Forbes, April 14, 2016 - Zika causes birth defects, but how fast can a vaccine be developed?

The Business Journals, March 21, 2016 - OHSU scientists: Antibodies clear HIV in infant macaques

Portland Monthly, Dec 21, 2015 - Will one Doctor's radical new vaccine end the AIDS epidemic?

The Daily Beast, Nov 20, 2015 - The Daily Beast talked to the Oregon-based Dr. Louis Picker about current treatment, Charlie Sheen, and the hope for a cure

NPR, Nov 19, 2015 - On Point with Tom Ashbrook, guest Louis Picker

Forbes, Nov 17, 2015 - Charlie Sheen has HIV. Here are 5 things you might not know about the virus

Oregon Live, Nov 13, 2015 - OHSU's Dr. Louis Picker on track to cure HIV

Business Journal, Oct 19, 2015 - OHSU's next goal:  Raise $1B to prevent blindness, cure AIDS

OHSU, May 21, 2015 - Louis Picker honored for leadership, teaching, research and more at OHSU, the passion we bring to our work leads to discoveries, educational opportunities and patient successes that literally change the world. Read more

OHSU, Feb 23, 2015 - An exciting answer to a persistent question

OHSU, Jan 20, 2015 - New OHSU research uncovers key barrier, further advancing the fight against HIV

Oregon Live, Jan 19, 2015 - OHSU star researcher Louis Picker unravels another mystery in quest for HIV cure

OHSU, Oct 20, 2014 - VGTI and partners awarded $10M NIH contract to develop new vaccine adjuvants

Oregon Live, Sept 3, 2014  - OHSU HIV vaccine researcher, Louis Picker, wins $25 Million


Marquam Hill Lecture

February 19, 2015
Presented by Louis Picker, M.D.
Ending an epidemic: OHSU's hunt for an HIV vaccine

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