New affiliation agreement with Infectious Disease and Immunology Research Institute

The Infectious Disease and Immunology Research Institute is pleased to announce a new affiliation with the Stritch School of Medicine.  This agreement will offer any graduates of the MS Infectious Disease and Immunology program who apply to Stritch a guaranteed interview as long as they score at least a 3.5 GPA and a 509 on their MCAT.  The Infectious Disease and Immunology MS program joins the company of two other Loyola graduate programs who have this agreement with Stritch – the Master of Science in Physiology and the Master of Arts in Medical Sciences.

The Infectious Disease and Immunology Research Institute has offered a two-year, full time, translational and research intensive MS program since the Institute was founded in 2010.  The program ensures students a unique opportunity to receive mentorship from both a basic scientist and also a clinician scientist to afford students the opportunity to partake in research with a clinical edge, making it attractive for students who may want to go on to medical school.

The Infectious Disease and Immunology program graduates about six students every year – most going on to pursue advanced education in a Ph.D. or M.D. program.  The Institute was founded by Dr. Katherine Knight, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Dr. David Hecht, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., Professor of Medicine and former Division Director of Infectious Disease.  For more information, please email indiri@luc.edu.