Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Microbiology-Immunology

Infectious Disease Education and Science (NuIDeas) Training Grant

Our Mission

The goal of this program is to leverage the clinical and basic research expertise and resources available at Northwestern University to train MD and MD/PhD fellows in infectious disease translational research. This training program will build on the Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Programs at the Feinberg School of Medicine and the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, which attract top-notch physician-scientists. The clinical expertise of the Infectious Disease Divisions together with the long-standing basic science strengths in microbiology and immunology at Northwestern University and Lurie Children’s Hospital have created a rich environment for translational research. The proposed training program will serve as a nidus of collaboration between these (delete “two") groups. Each trainee will work with both a primary research mentor and a clinical co-mentor, which will foster interaction between research and clinical faculty and enhance the translational aspects of the fellow’s research experience. A training program consisting of a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation degree, seminars, career development programs, and education in the ethical conduct of research has been developed to promote excellence in research. The program is jointly funded by NIH and the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. It supports two highly qualified MD or MD/PhD fellows per year for a two-year intensive research experience. Together, these activities will enable trainees to obtain funding and develop into independent researchers.


Alan Hauser, MD, PhD
Professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Medicine-Infectious Diseases

Administrative Support

Marla Block
Anabel Mendez