The fellow is guided through research training by the program director, together with a panel of faculty. The fellow will identify a mentor, laboratory and project under the guidance of the faculty research panel. Appropriate mentors may be selected from any school within the University of Pennsylvania or the Wistar Institute. A project is approved and the fellow's progress is reviewed twice a year. The fellow may choose between two different research tracks. There are basic science, translational and clinical research opportunities in Allergy and Immunology. There is also a strong relationship with pediatric and adolescent HIV research, including basic science and the NIH-funded AIDS Clinical Trials Consortium.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has an outstanding Immunology Graduate Group that can provide consultation, collaboration and mentorship of the fellow's project.
Fellowship funding is guaranteed in the 2nd and 3rd years. Competitive grant awards are encouraged.