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A & I Fellowship - Program

Teaching Conferences (Required and Elective)

UW Topics in Allergy and Immunology Teaching Series (Required)

  • Instructors: William R. Henderson, Jr., MD (full-time) & Leonard C. Altman, MD (part-time)
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Session: Fellow presents a topic (both basic and clinical) at least one of the sessions. At other sessions, the faculty and invited guest speakers give presentations or lead discussions of A&I journal articles
  • Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / once a week / 1 hour / September through June

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Immunology Division Patient Presentation & Discussion (PPD) and Didactic Teaching Sessions (Required)

  • Instructors: David J. Rawlings, MD (full-time) and Suzanne Skoda-Smith, MD (full-time)
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Sessions: The PPD conference is held as part of the bimonthly Immunology Divisional meeting. This consists of case presentations by the fellows to the four to six immunology attendings present, with the goal of developing rational and thoughtful differential diagnoses and linking them to the pathophysiology of the immune system. Brief discussions of inpatients and recent consults follow the case presentations.
    There is also a monthly Immunology Didactic Session following one of the Wednesday Division Meetings at Building 1 at SCHRI.
  • Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / 3 times per month / 1.5-2 hours / year round

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Non-Malignant Transplant Board (Required*)

(*Required if on-service and Pediatric Immunology Section patient(s) are presented.)

  • Instructors: David J. Rawlings, MD (full-time) and Troy Torgerson, MD (full-time)
  • Immunodeficiency and transplant immunology
  • Sessions: This multidisciplinary clinical and teaching conference is designed to acquaint the fellow with the indications for hematopoetic cell transplant in the patient with primary immunodeficiency. Types of transplants, preparative regimens, transplant related complications such as GVHD, and difficult clinical management issues related to transplant or gene therapy are also discussed.
    Sites participating in the transplant protocols offered to patients with primary immunodeficiency disease include:
  • Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / 1 time per month / 1 hours / year round

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UW Allergy and Immunology Didactic / Interactive Allergy ABAI Board Review (Required)

  • Instructors: Paul Williams, MD (full-time)
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Sessions: Allergy topics ABAI Board Review. Fellows select topics from ABAI Review list focusing on Allergy topics. Group discussions with Dr. Williams and other A&I faculty.
  • Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / 1 hour session 3 times per month & 2 hour session 1 times per month
  • Attendance reported by faculty member who conducted session to Program Director

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UWMC Department of Laboratory Medicine Immunology Rotation (Elective)

  • Instructors: Mark Wener, MD (full-time)
  • Immunology
  • Course: This course covers principles, techniques, and interpretation of clinical immunology laboratory procedures
  • Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / 1 month, 1-4 hours daily
  • Attendance reported by Dr. Wener to Program Director

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Northwest Allergy Forum (Elective)

  • Instructors: Paul Williams, MD (full-time)
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Sessions: Lectures on clinical or basic research topics in allergy and immunology
  • Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / Once a year / 1.5 days
  • Attendance reported by Dr. Wener to Program Director

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UW Biomedical Research Integrity Series and didactic/interactive sessions (Elective)

  • Instructors: Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, MTS
    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Bioethics & Humanities (full-time)
  • Biomedical research integrity/bioethics
  • Sessions: The biomedical research integrity covers the 6 core topics required by the Responsible Conduct of Research Code of the NIH:
    conflict of interest, responsible authorship, policies for handling misconduct, policies regarding the use of human and animal subjects, and data management.
  • Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / 1 quarter / 1-2 hours per session

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Immunology 573 / UW Immunology Seminar Series (Elective)

  • Instructor: Joan Goverman, PhD
    Professor of Immunology, Acting Chair, Department of Immunology
  • Immunology
  • Guests: Noted guest scientists in immunology research
  • Teaching conference: Weekly discussion in which original research results are presented and discussed. Emphasis is on new and original contributions to the field of immunology and related areas; occasional seminars are concerned with review of important topics.
  • Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / 1 time a week / 1 hour / September through June

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Annual Department of Immunology Retreat (Elective)

  • Instructor: Joan Goverman, PhD
    Professor of Immunology, Acting Chair, Department of Immunology
  • Immunology
  • Session: A two-day retreat held annually that allows trainees and faculty to discuss scientific interests, present an update of their research and share time socially. Selected faculty and trainees oral presentation and trainees present posters in an informal setting.
  • Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / two days / annually, fall.

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Department of Immunology Research-in-Progress Conferences (Elective)

  • Instructor: Joan Goverman, PhD
    Professor of Immunology, Acting Chair, Department of Immunology
  • Immunology
  • Guests: Noted guest scientists in immunology research
  • Session: Weekly research conferences that allows two trainees/week with the opportunity to present their research results before a critical audience of faculty and their peers.
  • Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / weekly / 1 hour / September through June

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