Center for HPV Research
The IU School of Medicine Center for HPV Research focuses on improving understanding of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection and its consequences. Scientists are exploring how the infection is transmitted and prevented. Under the leadership of Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS; Gregory Zimet, PhD, and Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD, the Center for HPV Research fosters cohesion and collaboration among investigators pursuing HPV-related research.
This group of scholars represents a growing synergy between the disciplines of medicine, health marketing, psychology, and public health to establish a world-class Center for HPV Research, research training, and research translation.
The Center for HPV Research provides opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations, supports the professional development of junior faculty, and works to engage the community in understanding HPV infection, disease, and prevention. The center’s work benefits from IU School of Medicine and the interdisciplinary research culture and infrastructure at Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI).
Community outreach is an important part of the Center for HPV Research’s work to prevent HPV infection and HPV-related cancers. The center also disseminates research findings relevant to health policy advocacy.