The Training Program in Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host aims to develop the next generation of physician and postdoctoral scientists with expertise in infectious diseases that afflict transplant patients and other people with compromised immune systems. This program is supported by a T32 training grant from the National Institutes of Health.
With rigorous, interdisciplinary training among world-renowned Fred Hutch scientists, the training prepares M.D. and Ph.D. students to perform innovative, collaborative, clinically-relevant research on infectious diseases of immunocompromised individuals. We seek promising candidates who will use their expertise to develop novel strategies to prevent, treat and control these infections.
The core curriculum includes formal courses, didactic exercises and conferences that are important for all trainees, regardless of academic achievement or research interests. Training includes skills-based programs that cover key learning objectives, as well as interactive programs that involve participating in conferences and research events.
The training program includes three integrated tracks that represent the expertise of our training faculty while also covering areas of innovation and unmet scientific and medical need. Each track is led by a senior faculty mentor with exceptional credentials.
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The Joel Meyers Endowment Scholarship was established in honor of the founder of Fred Hutch’s Infectious Disease Program. For more than 20 years, the fund has provided critical support to early-career physician-scientists who are on the cusp of launching independent careers after years of training. The scholarship helps advance the careers of high-caliber scientists, with the ultimate goal of eliminating infection-related deaths and disease among people with compromised immune systems.
The Infectious Disease Sciences Summer Scholars Internship program is an integral part of our program’s training mission. Despite its relatively short tenure, the internship program has been a success during the past 3 years including a very challenging year in 2020. Unfortunately due to the continued challenges of the COVID pandemic and the fact that Fred Hutch has yet to dial up its on-campus operations back to pre-pandemic levels, we made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the Infectious Diseases Summer Scholars Internship Program for the summer of 2021. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com .