Research Curriculum

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Infection and Immunity Research Conference

  • Weekly research conference held at the Microbiology Research Facility (MRF)
  • Here, ID faculty, fellows, and allied faculty, present their latest research findings
  • This forum
    • introduces fellows to ID research ongoing within the University
    • familiarizes fellows with the vocabulary and concepts of modern biomedical research
    • allows fellows to assess faculty presenters as possible research mentors
    • provides fellows with a supportive setting in which to present and receive feedback on their own research

Fellows’ Journal Club

  • Held twice monthly
  • Fellow run journal club covering important and current ID research in the literature

ID Corridor Symposium

  • Held in June
  • Features a day-long series of lectures and poster presentations revolving around a specific ID themes
  • Formal dinner for ID fellows

Annual Fellows Course in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control

  • Sponsored by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Research Presentation Opportunities

Fellows are expected to present their individual research at the University’s annual Medicine Research Day, the annual meeting of the UMN/Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Fellows Forum, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting.

Annual Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) meeting

  • All fellows are provided membership in IDSA
  • Division supports annual travel to national meeting
  • Fellows are encouraged to submit/present abstracts and apply for travel grants annually

UMN/Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Fellows Forum 

  • Held in Rochester, MN in the Spring
  • Great opportunity for fellows to interact with ID fellows from across the nation

University of Minnesota Research Day

  • Sponsored by the Department of Medicine
  • Great opportunity for fellows to present to researchers outside of ID

VA Medical Center Research Day

  • Includes lectures and research presentations
  • Great opportunity for fellows to present to researchers outside of ID