Mission & Values

The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center (EVC) is an international Center of Excellence in clinical and translational research in infectious diseases vaccines, treatment, and prevention.  We are located in Decatur, GA and we work with volunteers in the greater Atlanta and surrounding areas.

Our Vision is the improvement of the health of our patients and communities through infectious disease research, training, education, and service.

The mission of the Hope Clinic is to conduct human research studies and clinical trials for infectious diseases of public health importance; e.g., HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, seasonal and pandemic influenza, diarrhea (Clostridium difficile, rotavirus, norovirus), Staphylococcus aureus, bioterror agents (anthrax, smallpox, tularemia), HPV, and others.  The clinical studies encompass vaccines, treatments, prevention, community-based research, and laboratory-based translational human immunology.