The Institute of Human Virology Growing the IHV to Impact the World. •. Dave Wilkins RAC Sept 09, 2004. I. The Basis for the Need to Act. With 42 million infected worldwide, HIV/AIDS is the worst epidemic in the history of the world – and it is going to get much worse
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Growing the IHV to
Impact the World
RAC Sept 09, 2004
40-50 million infected, 20-30 million dead, 0 cured
From an American’s Perspective
Africa’s 29M infected are the equivalent of the entire populations of Ohio, Maryland and Florida
If current projections hold, in 10 years, Africa’s newly infected will include the equivalent the entire populations of Nebraska, North Carolina, Maine, Minnesota, Vermont, Nevada, Montana, Oregon, New Mexico, Mississippi, Kansas and Missouri
The IHV: Our Team
George Washington Carver Thomas Edison Alexander Graham Bell Robert Gallo
The IHV: Our Work
8 Years of Dramatic Growth in Sponsored Research Funding
Programs in 108 sites in 36 countries
The IHV has consistently demonstrated a 10+:1 return on investment on state dollars.
What would happen if the state invested an additional $2-3M in IHV vaccine research, towards obtaining some of the $533M of 2005 Vaccine Research funding?
If our ROI holds, these funds could result in a significant return to the state, and system.
The IHV is uniquely positioned towards
solving mankind’s greatest problem…
…while serving patients and doing cutting edge
science within the University of Maryland.