The NIH-FDA Immunology Interest Group (IIG) organizes activities designed to promote information exchange and interactions among NIH and FDA scientists interested in the field of immunology. Interactions are facilitated via weekly meetings on current topics as well as an Annual Immunology Workshop. The IIG of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a voluntary organization of investigators and trainees who are members of the intramural research community of the NIH, FDA, and affiliated research and teaching organizations that promotes the mission of the NIH and FDA in research and training in the areas of immunology and infectious diseases. The IIG serves as the organizational structure for intramural researchers to promote high academic standards of research and training and foster the development of new biomedical knowledge and the translation of research knowledge into new preventive measures and therapies for human diseases by facilitating interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. The IIG was instituted in 1993. The IIG is the largest interest group on campus with over 500 active members in 19 different institutes and over 1000 subscribers to the list-serve.
Major Areas of Focus
The IIG sponsors two primary activities that are crucial to fostering interactions and promoting scientific communication among the NIH-FDA Immunology Community:
- Wednesday afternoon Immunology Seminar Series in which distinguished scientists primarily from the extramural community present their most recent and exciting work,
- Annual NIH- and FDA-wide Immunology Workshop.
All IIG activities are organized by the Steering Committee, whose members are elected annually by the entire IIG community after the Immunology Workshop. Steering Committee members comprise senior investigators, tenure track investigators, Staff scientists, Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. See the current IIG Steering Committee members.
The NIH-FDA Immunology Interest Group (IIG) organizes activities designed to promote information exchange and interactions among NIH and FDA scientists interested in the field of immunology, broadly defined. Interactions are facilitated via weekly meetings on current topics as well as an Annual Immunology Workshop.
Immunologists and IIG Members
NIH Intramural Research Program manages a list of intramural immunologists.
The IIG committee has created an expanded the list of immunologists at NIH and included IIG member immunologists from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).