St. Jude has been distinguished as a Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 2007.
This national-level distinction, renewed with a second seven-year award in 2014, reflects our expertise and robust ongoing research efforts in influenza.
The CEIRS network was developed to provide the information and public health tools needed to control the impact of epidemic influenza and minimize the threat of pandemic influenza.
The St. Jude CEIRS program integrates comprehensive global surveillance with fundamental research. Our research provides critical insight into the mechanisms leading to the emergence of flu pandemics from animal viruses.
Who we are
The multidisciplinary St. Jude CEIRS team includes talented investigators, collaborators and trainees from St. Jude and other top institutions around the world.
Stories of success
Learn more about how our CEIRS program is advancing global influenza research and surveillance.