Visiting Immunology Scholar Program

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The program is designed to support the clinical and laboratory training experiences of medical students, residents and fellows

Short-term Training Program

The USIDNET short-term training program is titled the Visiting Immunology Scholar. The program is designed to support the clinical and laboratory training experiences of medical students, residents and fellows. To increase the exposure of interested young physicians or scientists to these diseases, a visiting student elective is offered which provides the opportunity to spend one to two weeks at another medical center which specializes in the study of one or more aspects of primary immune deficiency.

This program is available to MD or MD, PhD candidates, giving them the opportunity to visit a Medical Center with PIDD expertise and a large patient population. This opportunity permits first hand observation of patient evaluation and treatment, familiarization with laboratory techniques, or both.

Training sites include:

  • Duke University - Durham, NC
  • Johns Hopkins - Baltimore, MD
  • Children's Hospital Boston- Boston, MA
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham- Birmingham, AL
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia- Philadelphia, PA
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles- Los Angeles, CA
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital- Cincinnati, OH
  • University of California, San Francisco- San Francisco, CA
  • Baylor College of Medicine- Houston, TX
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center- New York, NY
  • Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center- Seattle, WA
  • National Jewish Medical and Research Center- Denver, CO
  • Louisiana State University- New Orleans, LA
  • Children's Memorial Hospital- Chicago, IL
  • Medical College of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, WI
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center- Dallas, TX

Stipends of $1000 for one week or $2000 for two weeks are awarded for travel and living expenses.

USIDNET will  now be accepting Visiting Immunology Scholar Program applications during these time frames:
Jan 1st – April 30th                         Awards will be made by May 15th
May 1st – August 30th                    Awards will be made by September 15th
September 1st – December 30th      Awards will be made by January 15th 

Prospective applicants must submit:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A career statement outlining goals and the potential impact of a traveling scholarship experience on attaining those goals
  • Letter of support from your Department Head

If you are interested in applying click here for the APPLICATION ,or for additional information contact Onika Davis; USIDNET Registry Manager, at

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The United States Immunodeficiency Network, (USIDNET) a program of the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) an agency of the Department of Health & Human Services. NIAID supports research to advance the understanding of transplantation and to prevent, diagnose and treat infections and Immune-mediated illnesses. USIDNET administrative support is provided by the
Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF).