Infectious Diseases & Immunology Fellowship Research Training
The Infectious Diseases and Immunology Fellowship at NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers fellows a wide variety of research opportunities.
Opportunities for research are available with faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, as well as with faculty in the Departments of Microbiology, Pathology, and Population Health. Depending on fellows’ specific interests, collaboration with other scientists working within NYU Grossman School of Medicine is also possible.
Our faculty actively provide guidance to fellows about identifying and obtaining support for research training. Research within the division is funded by NYU Grossman School of Medicine, industry sponsors, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or equivalent sources.
During your first year, in consultation with the program director, you select a research mentor. Working with that mentor, you plan your initial research project. Fellows with an interest in clinical practice may consider academic projects in infection prevention and control, quality improvement and patient safety, or the science of medical education.
After completing the clinical experience required for subspecialty board eligibility, investigator track fellows concentrate on mentored research. Fellows interested in a research career supported by extramural funding are strongly encouraged to select mentors from the list of core and affiliated investigators who have a strong track record of successful research grants and publications.
Fellows may also engage in graduate-level coursework appropriate to their research interests, such as advanced courses in microbial pathogenesis and immunology, human or population genetics, epidemiology, and biostatistics and clinical research methods. Courses are available through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) or NYU Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics.
In the first year, fellows are assigned a general faculty member as a mentor who assists with identifying potential research mentors and ensuring an appropriate research timeline.
Advanced Research Fellowship
Research-oriented fellows are encouraged to complete an optional third year of advanced research training to expand on investigative work done during the first two fellowship years.
You may obtain funding for an advanced research fellowship from a variety of sources including the physician–scientist residency track, CTSI internal grants, federal and non-federal foundation extramural fellowships, divisional support, and support from mentors.
Training support is currently available from the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP), awarded to the division in 2019 by New York State to provide funding for eligible third-year fellows who conduct research in vaccine-related clinical or bench science.