Ian Frank, MD

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Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Antiretroviral Clinical Research, Infectious Diseases Division, University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Infectious Diseases Division
Member, Executive Committee, Penn Center for AIDS Research
Director, Clinical/Therapeutics Program, Penn Center for AIDS Research
Associate Chief, Infectious Diseases Division
Department: Medicine

Contact information
502 Johnson Pavilion
3610 Hamilton Walk 6073
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6073
Office: 215-964-1077
Fax: 215-662-7899
Education:
AB (Russian)
Dartmouth College, 1977.
MD (Medicine)
Dartmouth Medical School, 1980.
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Description of Research Expertise

HIV infection, COVID-19 disease, Vaccinology, Prevention, Treatment, Pathogenesis

Description of Clinical Expertise

HIV and AIDS, Viral hepatitis, COVID-19, Sexually Transmitted Infections

Selected Publications

Chirenje ZM, Laher F, Dintwe O, Muyoyeta M, deCamp AC, He Z, Grunenberg N, Laher Omar F, Seaton KE, Polakowski L, Woodward Davis AS, Maganga L, Baden LR, Mayer K, Kalams S, Keefer M, Edupuganti S, Rodriguez B, Frank I, Scott H, Stranix-Chibanda L, Gurunathan S, Koutsoukos M, Van Der Meeren O, DiazGranados CA, Paez C, Andersen-Nissen E, Kublin J, Corey L, Ferrari G, Tomaras G, McElrath MJ; HVTN120 study team.: Protein dose-sparing effect of AS01B adjuvant in a randomized preventive HIV vaccine trial of ALVAC-HIV (vCP2438) and adjuvanted bivalent subtype C gp120. J Infect Dis Oct 2023.

Marzinke MA, Hanscom B, Wang Z, Safren SA, Psaros C, Donnell D, Richardson PA, Sullivan P, Eshleman SH, Jennings A, Feliciano KG, Jalil E, Coutinho C, Cardozo N, Maia B, Khan T, Singh Y, Middelkoop K, Franks J, Valencia J, Sanchez N, Lucas J, Rooney JF, Rinehart AR, Ford S, Adeyeye A, Cohen MS, McCauley M, Landovitz RJ, Grinsztejn B; HPTN 083 study group.: Efficacy, safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of long-acting injectable cabotegravir for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in transgender women: a secondary analysis of the HPTN 083 trial. Lancet HIV Sep 2023.

Theodore DA, Branche AR, Zhang L, Graciaa DS, Choudhary M, Hatlen TJ, Osman R, Babu TM, Robinson ST, Gilbert PB, Follmann D, Janes H, Kublin JG, Baden LR, Goepfert P, Gray GE, Grinsztejn B, Kotloff KL, Gay CL, Leav B, Miller J, Hirsch I, Sadoff J, Dunkle LM, Neuzil KM, Corey L, Falsey AR, El Sahly HM, Sobieszczyk ME, Huang Y; COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN).: Clinical and Demographic Factors Associated With COVID-19, Severe COVID-19, and SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Adults: A Secondary Cross-Protocol Analysis of 4 Randomized Clinical Trials. JAMA Netw Open 6: e2323349, Jul 2023.

Wilson GJ, Rodriguez B, Li SS, Allen M, Frank I, Rudnicki E, Trahey M, Kalams S, Hannaman D, Clarke DK, Xu R, Egan M, Eldridge J, Pensiero M, Latham T, Ferrari G, Montefiori DC, Tomaras GD, De Rosa SC, Jacobson JM, Miner MD, Elizaga M; HIV Vaccine Trials Network 112 Protocol Team.: Cellular and humoral responses to an HIV DNA prime by electroporation boosted with recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus expressing HIV subtype C Env in a randomized controlled clinical trial. Vaccine 41: 2696-2706, Apr 2023.

Stieh DJ, Barouch DH, Comeaux C, Sarnecki M, Stephenson KE, Walsh SR, Sawant S, Heptinstall J, Tomaras GD, Kublin JG, McElrath MJ, Cohen KW, De Rosa SC, Alter G, Ferrari G, Montefiori D, Mann P, Nijs S, Callewaert K, Goepfert PA, Edupuganti S, Karita E, Seaman MS, Corey L, Baden LR, Pau MG, Schuitemaker H, Tomaka F; ASCENT/HVTN118/HPX2003 Study Team.: Safety and Immunogenicity of Ad26-Vectored HIV Vaccine With Mosaic Immunogens and a Novel Mosaic Envelope Protein in HIV-Uninfected Adults: A Phase 1/2a Study. J Infect Dis 227: 939-950, Apr 2023.

Walsh EE, Pérez Marc G, Zareba AM, Falsey AR, Jiang Q, Patton M, Polack FP, Llapur C, Doreski PA, Ilangovan K, Rämet M, Fukushima Y, Hussen N, Bont LJ, Cardona J, DeHaan E, Castillo Villa G, Ingilizova M, Eiras D, Mikati T, Shah RN, Schneider K, Cooper D, Koury K, Lino MM, Anderson AS, Jansen KU, Swanson KA, Gurtman A, Gruber WC, Schmoele-Thoma B; RENOIR Clinical Trial Group.: Efficacy and Safety of a Bivalent RSV Prefusion F Vaccine in Older Adults. N Engl J Med 388: 1465-1477, Apr 2023.

Etemad B, Sun X, Li Y, Melberg M, Moisi D, Gottlieb R, Ahmed H, Aga E, Bosch RJ, Acosta EP, Yuki Y, Martin MP, Carrington M, Gandhi RT, Jacobson JM, Volberding P, Connick E, Mitsuyasu R, Frank I, Saag M, Eron JJ, Skiest D, Margolis DM, Havlir D, Schooley RT, Lederman MM, Yu XG, Li JZ.: HIV post-treatment controllers have distinct immunological and virological features. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 120: e2218960120, Mar 2023.

Rick AM, Laurens MB, Huang Y, Yu C, Martin TCS, Rodriguez CA, Rostad CA, Maboa RM, Baden LR, El Sahly HM, Grinsztejn B, Gray GE, Gay CL, Gilbert PB, Janes HE, Kublin JG, Huang Y, Leav B, Hirsch I, Struyf F, Dunkle LM, Neuzil KM, Corey L, Goepfert PA, Walsh SR, Follmann D, Kotloff KL; NIAID-funded COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN).: Risk of COVID-19 after natural infection or vaccination. EBioMedicine 2023.

Seaton KE, Huang Y, Karuna S, Heptinstall JR, Brackett C, Chiong K, Zhang L, Yates NL, Sampson M, Rudnicki E, Juraska M, deCamp AC, Edlefsen PT, Mullins JI, Williamson C, Rossenkhan R, Giorgi EE, Kenny A, Angier H, Randhawa A, Weiner JA, Rojas M, Sarzotti-Kelsoe M, Zhang L, Sawant S, Ackerman ME, McDermott AB, Mascola JR, Hural J, McElrath MJ, Andrew P, Hidalgo JA, Clark J, Laher F, Orrell C, Frank I, Gonzales P, Edupuganti S, Mgodi N, Corey L, Morris L, Montefiori D, Cohen MS, Gilbert PB, Tomaras GD.: Pharmacokinetic serum concentrations of VRC01 correlate with prevention of HIV-1 acquisition. EBioMedicine 2023.

Yuh T, Srivastava T, Fiore D, Schmidt H, Frank I, Metzger D, Momplaisir F.: Using a patient portal as a recruitment tool to diversify the pool of participants in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. JAMIA Open 5: ooac091, Nov 2022.

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