Clinical Research Services
Romina Libster, M.D.
Division Head of Clinical Research Services
Dr. Libster received her Medical Doctorate with honors from the University Of Buenos Aires School Of Medicine in 2004. Upon completing her internship and residency training in Pedriatics she began a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at INFANT and the Master in Clinical Effectiveness Program.
Under the mentorship of Dr. Polack and working with colleagues around Buenos Aires, she characterized the clinical and laboratory manifestations of the 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in Argentina within three months of initiation of the pandemic and reported it as a first author publication at The New England Journal of Medicine (Libster R et al. N Engl J Med 2010) as well as the following 2010 influenza season (Libster R et al. N Engl J Med 2010).
She joined the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program’s team at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, USA) in 2009 where she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the field of Vaccinology and Vaccine Preventable Diseases and participated in studies funded by CDC and NIH. Since 2009, she is coordinating a Phase 4 multi-center clinical trial sponsored by the NIH Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of sequential schedules of the two licensed rotavirus vaccines.