Center for HPV Research


Center for HPV Research

The Center for HPV Research at IU School of Medicine is a world-class group of physician scientists focusing on human papillomavirus (HPV)-related research and offers research training and translation. Under the leadership of Gregory Zimet, PhD, and Dennis Fortenberry, MD, of the Department of Pediatrics, the Center supports the professional development of junior faculty who engage in trans-disciplinary HPV research, provides pilot project funding, and engages in community participation.

The group of scholars affiliated with the Center for HPV Research represents a growing synergy between the disciplines of medicine, health marketing, psychology and public health. The center’s work benefits from IU School of Medicine’s interdisciplinary research culture and infrastructure.

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

IU School of Medicine’s Center for HPV Research is internationally renowned for fostering collaborative research that leads to coauthored publications and multi-investigator research grants that support the submission by investigators of an NIH-sponsored, HPV-focused program project/center grant application.

Funded through the Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis Signature Centers Initiative with support from IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the IU Health Simon Cancer Center, the Center for HPV Research helps 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