InDIRI Annual Retreat
In June, InDIRI hosted its annual retreat at Hyatt Lodge, McDonald’s Hamburger University in Oak Brook. The overall goal of the retreat is to: provide opportunities for clinicians and basic science faculty to meet each other and engage in meaningful dialog; advance student presentation skills; and share research results from work supported by InDIRI research projects.
InDIRI Retreat Featured Speakers and Projects:
Andrew Skinner, MD
“Characterization of a new Clindamycin-resistant C. difficile Strain, DQ/RT591 related to the Fluoroquinolone-resistant Epidemic BI/RT027 Strain”
Bryan Mounce, PhD
“The Fault in Our Viruses: Polyamines in Promoting and Maintaining Infectivity”
Fritzie Albarillo, MD
“The Global Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance”
Yee-Ling Wu, PhD
“Mediators of inflammation in diseases”
Karen Saban, PhD, RN MSON
“School of Nursing – Overview of Research”
Amanda Harrington, PhD, D(ABMM)
"What's Next for Diagnostic Testing in Clinical Microbiology?"
THIS FELLOWSHIP RECOGNIZES RECIPIENTS FOR DISTINGUISHED CAREERS AND OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS AS WELL AS THEIR SERVICE TO AAI AND THE IMMUNOLOGY COMMUNITY.
This honor is given to active, long-term members (25 or more years) who have demonstrated one or more of the following:
- Excellence in research accomplishment in the field of immunology
- Exceptional leadership to the immunology community in academia, foundations, nonprofits, industry, or government at a national or international level
- Notable distinction as an educator
Election as a Distinguished Fellow will occur annually and is among the highest honors bestowed by AAI. See a full list of the 2019 Distinguished Fellows of AAI.
Dr. Knight received 2015 Marion Spencer Fay Award
Congratulations Dr. Knight! Dr. Katherine Knight is the 2015 recipient of the Marion Spencer Fay Award. The Marion Spencer Fay Award is a national award to honor achievement and excellence in medicine and science and is presented to a woman of distinction, innovation and leadership. She is the Chairperson for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Loyola University Chicago. She was one of InDIRI's Co-Directors for the past several years.
2022 Graduate Student Orientation
Fall 2022 graduate student orientation will be held on Thursday and Friday, July 28 & July 29 at the Loyola Health Sciences Division, 2160 South 1st Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153. Master students will attend program specific orientation on Friday, July 29 and will receive notification by the Institute coordinator.
First day of classes: Monday, August 1, 2022
Welcome to Loyola, all new students!