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Center for HPV Research

The Center for HPV Research improves understanding of HPV transmission and infection, prevention of and screening for HPV infection and HPV disease, and the health consequences of HPV infection.

Members represent a multidisciplinary group of researchers from medicine, public health policy and community engagement, health communication, psychology and epidemiology. 

Under the leadership of  Gregory Zimet, PhD, and Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD, the Center for HPV Research fosters cohesion and collaboration among investigators pursuing HPV-related research.

The center includes faculty and trainees from IUPUI, IU Bloomington, Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, and Indiana State University, and nine schools within those institutions. Research by center members ranges from basic mechanistic research in the pathology of HPV to public health and health science research and community advocacy and outreach work, enabling unique opportunities for cross-disciplinary team science. 

The center includes more than 40 research members that meet on a quarterly basis.

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Marsha DeSmet, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Dermatology

Dr. DeSmet will speak on "Developing mice models to study the HPV lifecycle" at the Center for HPV meeting on June 14th.

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Gregory D. Zimet, PhD, HSPP

Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Zimet will speak on "HPV vaccine series completion across Indiana's counties: Correlates of geographic variability" at the Center for HPV meeting on June 14th.

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