Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Clinical Vaccine Trials

Clinical vaccine trials are being conducted in a variety of departments throughout Jefferson.

Primary Care Clinical Trials

Christopher V. Chambers, MD, Director
Lori Conley, RN, Coordinator

Phone: 215-955-4720
Fax: 215-973-2363


Primary Care Clinical Trials (PCCT) performs a wide variety of clinical research studies under the auspices of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. The department’s clinical practice provides care to more than 40,000 patients, a diverse population which is representative of the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, who make approximately 80,000 outpatient visits per year. Our experienced research staff includes full-time Faculty, Clinical Fellows, a Clinical Research Nurse, research assistants and other administrative professionals. The PCCT’s clinical trials focus on the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

Vaccine studies recently completed or currently in progress.

HIV Clinical Trials

Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
HIV Clinical Trials Unit

Kathleen E. Squires, MD, Director
Gwen Verlinghieri, RN, Coordinator

Phone: 215-503-9060
Fax: 215-503-2624


The HIV Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) conducts clinical research studies to define optimal management strategies for the treatment of HIV infection and related opportunistic infections and/or complications through an NIH-funded network, the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, and collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry. The Jefferson University Physicians HIV clinic care to more than 600 patients.