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Statement in Response to Rational Vaccines' Clinical Trial: August 2018

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SIU School of Medicine did not conduct the herpes vaccine clinical trial. Rational Vaccines conducted the trial, which was brought to SIU’s attention in October 2016 after it had concluded.

Dr. Halford did not perform institutionally-designated activities to warrant him bringing Rational Vaccines’ clinical trial to the SIU IRB [accurate?].

SIU School of Medicine no longer participates in any research focusing on the herpes virus or the vaccine.

SIU will review our internal processes to assure we are following best practices.” [include?]

Any media inquiries or requests for further information may be directed to


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