Weill Cornell Medicine’s ability to adapt has been evident throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as it shifted from becoming an epicenter from COVID-19 patient care, to becoming a site for Stage III clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine.
During Phase 3 of a clinical trial, researchers work with between 300 and 3,000 volunteers to test the efficacy of the potential vaccine and monitor patients for possible adverse reactions. Although this phase of study typically takes between one and four years to complete, U.S. Health and Human Services has called on researchers “to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics” with no compromise to patient safety.
Recorded on August 20, 2020, this episode of the Weill Cornell Medicine Insights webinar series, called “COVID Clinical Trials: Antibodies, Immunity, and Vaccine Development,” brings together expert faculty members who have been on forefront of the medical center’s vaccine trials.
To learn more about Weill Cornell Medicine’s work in this area and the activities of our faculty, please visit these links: