The Division of Immunology is strongly committed to providing the best possible training to students. Through our commitment to education, we prepare students to conduct cutting edge research that will ultimately translate into new therapies and treatments for immunological disorders.
Our division participates actively in The Immunology Graduate Program of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Students in this program follow an educational sequence that includes both didactic study and laboratory research, preparing them for careers in immunological research. Postdoctoral fellows, who have doctoral degrees in either Basic Immunology or Medicine, come to the research laboratories for additional research training in immunology. These individuals dedicate two to three years to study the fundamental aspects of immunology. They conduct basic and clinical research of new immunotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of infectious diseases and cancer.
Medical students are introduced to the field through elective courses such as Host Defenses, Microbiology and Immunology, and Clinical Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation. The Division of Immunology interacts with residents on rotation and offers them opportunities to participate in the division's ongoing research projects. Ongoing educational activities include the weekly Immunology Seminar as well as the Medicine Grand Rounds, for which the division sponsors visiting professors.