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Kenneth E. Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Duke University School of Medicine

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Kenneth E. Schmader, MD

Dr. Kenneth Schmader is a professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. He is the director of the Durham Veterans Administration Health Care System’s Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). He is the director of the NIA-funded P30 Duke Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. He was an internal medicine resident and chief resident at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was a fellow in geriatrics at the Duke University Medical Center where he received additional training in virology.

Dr. Schmader’s area of research includes herpes zoster, vaccines, and infections in older adults. He conducts pre-clinical, clinical trials, and observational studies of herpes zoster, influenza, and other vaccines funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and VA Office of Research and Development. He has played a pivotal role in the development of zoster vaccines in older adults. He is an investigator in the CDC Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment project and the NIAID Collaborative Influenza Vaccines Innovation Centers. He is the American Geriatrics Society liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) at the CDC. He serves on the ACIP Work Groups for Herpes Zoster, COVID-19 Vaccines, Influenza, and Adult Immunization.

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