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Academic Centers of Excellence and Affiliates

Academic Centers of Excellence and Affiliates conduct research in medical virology around the world. Our work is dedicated to understanding, preventing, and eradicating viral disease threats to humanity. We also affirm the need for new programs to coordinate, support and promote research that bridges the gap between virus surveillance and public health implementation.

Those not meeting the requirements to join the GVN as a Center of Excellence may join as an Affiliate or, in exceptional instances, as an individual member.

GVN Regional Headquarters go a step beyond Academic Centers of Excellence, collaborating with GVN global headquarters to provide organizational support and leadership in strengthening basic and translational research in virology and preparedness/response to viral pandemic threats.

Regional Headquarters


USF Health, at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL serves as GVN’s Southeast United States Regional Headquarters. USF Health is the first regional headquarters named by GVN to provide organizational and leadership support to GVN’s Global Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. In that capacity, USF Health helps strengthen GVN’s initial research response to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, and its collaborative efforts to plan for, and defend against, future epidemics and pandemics. The GVN Southeast U.S. Regional Headquarters based at USF Health will encompass the four health sciences colleges of the university: the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, and the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy. USF Health is an integral part of USF, a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF.
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