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CTRI’s Chambers Leads Study that Finds Flu Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Mothers

Dr. Christina Chambers

Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH

November 8, 2013 - A collaborative research study led by CTRI's Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH, concluded it is safe for mothers to have the influenza vaccine while pregnant. A paper recently published online in the journal Vaccine summarizes the study, which cites CTRI. Chambers, a perinatal epidemiologist, led a UC San Diego research team, which joined researchers from Boston University and the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology to conduct the national study. Chambers is Director of Clinical Research at UC San Diego's Department of Pediatrics and Associate Director, CTRI Center for Clinical Research at Rady Children's Hospital. To find out more, read the UCSD news release, Reassuring Findings for Mothers Who Have Influenza Vaccine While Pregnant.

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UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium, led by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Science. Established in 2010, ACTRI provides infrastructure and support for basic, translational and clinical research throughout the San Diego region to bring discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside, and facilitates training and education of the next generation of researchers. ACTRI carries out its activities in collaboration with institutional and corporate partners and currently has more than 1,500 members.