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Physician Scientist Track

Physician Scientist Track: to prepare fellows for careers in ID-related investigative laboratory science.

Primarily for those with prior basic science experience. In addition to the basic curriculum:

  1. Membership in specialty society pertinent to area of chosen research
  2. Laboratory research project. Mentors/projects are available, both from within the ID division and from other divisions and departments (e.g. Microbiology, Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine, etc.). Areas of focus within the ID division include:
    1. Inflammation and innate immunity [see faculty at  Inflammation Program]
    2. Virology (Dr. Jack Stapleton and Dr. Jeff Meier)
    3. Parasitology (Dr. Mary Wilson), including collaborative projects with Tropical Medicine Institute in Natal, Brazil (Selma Jeronimo, MD, PhD)
    4. Vaccinology [see Vaccine Education and Research Unit]
    5. Other labs directed by Carver College of Medicine research faculty or University of Iowa departments
      - Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  3. Support for 3rd and 4th year of fellowship with primary research focus through several mechanisms
    1. Infectious Disease Training Grant (T32)
    2. Parasitism Training Grant
    3. Immunology Training Grant

Scientific meeting during 2nd or 3rd year