Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett-Helaire Recounts the 66 Days to the COVID Vaccine

It’s still hard to look back on those 66 days leading up to the COVID-19 vaccine. Even before the country faced a full-on lockdown, Kizzmekia S. Corbett-Helaire, PhD, suspected what lay ahead. She remembers calling it a pandemic on Feb. 24, 2020, tagging the World Health Organization on X (formerly known as Twitter), even though WHO didn’t use the same terminology until March. Read the full article on the POPSUGAR…

A Conversation with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett

Cura Foundation

Dr. Corbett is interviewed in Issue 17 of CuraLink, the Cura Foundation’s newsletter. As SARS-CoV-2 swept the globe, Dr. Corbett and her team at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health rushed to design an effective vaccine against it. Just 66 days after the viral sequence was released, her team rapidly deployed the concept to industry partner Moderna for a Phase 1 clinical trial. The vaccine was…

15 Minutes With: Kizzmekia S Corbett, Ph.D., Talks About Omicron

Kizzmekia Corbett-Helaire

The renowned scientist who led the team that developed the Moderna vaccine against Covid-19 discusses the pandemic and what she hopes for the future Kizzmekia S Corbett, Ph.D, is a viral immunologist whose work focuses on propelling novel vaccine development for pandemic preparedness. She is a research fellow and the scientific lead for the Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and an assistant professor…

After developing a COVID-19 vaccine, scientist continues to research, educate about vaccines

USA Today

Suzette Hackney USA TODAY Published 6:01 AM EDT Mar. 13, 2022 Updated 12:01 PM EDT Apr. 14, 2022 Kizzmekia Corbett is one of USA TODAY’s Women of the Year, a recognition of women across the country who have made a significant impact. The annual program is a continuation of Women of the Century, a 2020 project that commemorated the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Meet this…

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, who worked on Moderna vaccine, cements her place in history

Kizzmekia on CBS News

On this final day of Women’s History Month, CBS News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook caught up with a medical researcher who has already made her own mark on history. Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett is being celebrated for leading a team at the National Institutes of Health that helped develop Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to watch the  interview on CBS Video