Center for HPV Research


Center for HPV Research

The Center for HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Research is composed of  world-class scientists from multiple schools, departments and disciplines focusing on HPV-related research. Under the leadership of Gregory Zimet, PhD, and Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS, of the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, the center 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.

Research Funding

The Center for HPV Research’s collaborative studies have led to numerous co-authored publications and multi-investigator research grants.

Initially funded through the IUPUI Signature Centers Initiative, with support from IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the IU Simon Cancer Center, the Center for HPV Research has helped to fund interdisciplinary biological, clinical and behavioral/social science pilot research projects that lead to independent extramural funding.

Faculty Spotlight

Gregory D. Zimet, PhD,  HSPP

Gregory D. Zimet, PhD, HSPP

Professor of Pediatrics
James D. Fortenberry, MD,  MS

James D. Fortenberry, MD, MS

Donald Orr, M.D. Professor of Adolescent Medicine