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Canadian Immunization Research Network Receives $10 Million from Government of Canada

Posted by Michele Charlton on June 5, 2017 in News
Dr. Scott Halperin, principal investigator of the Canadian Immunization Research Network. (Allison Young photo)
Dr. Scott Halperin, principal investigator of the Canadian Immunization Research Network. (Allison Young photo)


Led by Dalhousie’s own Dr. Scott Halperin, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) was established in 2014 by a national network of vaccine researchers. 

“CIRN’s work expands upon the PHAC/CIHR Influenza Research Network (PCIRN), which was established in 2009 to increase Canada’s capacity to respond to influenza pandemics,” says Dr. Halperin. “As a 'network of networks,' CIRN’s mandate was broadened from pandemic and seasonal influenza to include research on all vaccines of public health importance.”

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