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A Bench to Bedside Approach

It takes an average of 17 years for 14% of research to translate into practice. Many patients as a result  experience significant delays or never get offered interventions proven to improve health.

CIHEB is housed within the Institute of Human Virology (IHV), which is the first center in the United States - perhaps the world - to combine the disciplines of basic science, epidemiology and clinical research in a concerted effort to speed the discovery of diagnostics and therapeutics for a wide variety of chronic and deadly viral and immune disorders - most notably HIV, the cause of AIDS.

Formed in 1996 as a partnership between the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, the University System of Maryland and the University of Maryland Medical System, IHV is an institute of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is home to some of the most globally-recognized and world-renowned experts in the field of human virology.

The Institute, with its various laboratory and patient care facilities, is uniquely housed in a 250,000-square-foot building located in the center of Baltimore and our nation’s HIV/AIDS pandemic.  IHV creates an environment where multidisciplinary research, education and clinical programs work closely together to expedite the scientific understanding of HIV/AIDS pathogenesis and to develop diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to make AIDS and viral caused cancers manageable, if not curable, diseases.

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Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity
Institute of Human Virology (IHV)
725 West Lombard Steet
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-4613
410-706-1948

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