GW Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million by the Office of Minority Health to Study Hepatitis B-associated Liver Disease

An estimated 850,000 to 2.2 million people in the United States are living with Chronic Hepatitis B. Just one-third of people living with Chronic Hepatitis B are diagnosed. A research team from the George Washington University (GW) received a $1.5 million grant from the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to reduce and evaluate liver diseases attributable to Hepatitis B virus (HBV) through screening, vaccination and follow-up in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore metro area. The team is led by Y.

Suggestions for How to Improve Oversight of Vaccine Medical Exemptions

A Viewpoint published today in JAMA Pediatrics discusses concerns about exploitable loopholes in state vaccination exemption policies. In it, Y. Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and School of Nursing describes a recent high profile case in California. He and his coauthor, Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH of the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health outline more prevention-focused options for structuring and regulating medical and nonmedical vaccination exemption requests.