The Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a variety of engaging research and education opportunities.
Educational Programs at MIBRC
MIBRC provides short-term support for undergraduate and medical school students to perform an independent 10-week research project on digestive diseases.
MIBRC/Pedi GI Weekly Seminar Series
As part of its educational mission, the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC) conducts a series of weekly, hour-long research meetings throughout the academic year. The meetings usually involve presentations by members of the Center, either of work-in-progress or of papers from recent scientific literature.
On occasion, guest lecturers from other research groups at Massachusetts General Hospital, or from other institutions in the Boston area and beyond, will be invited to speak at the meeting.
Once a month, the meetings are held jointly with clinicians from the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in order to facilitate exchange of ideas between the clinical and basic science staff.
Annual MGHfC Research Day
The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Day is held in early spring each year. Presented by the MGHfC Research Council, Research Day highlights recent accomplishments and advances from MGHfC researchers, as well as from the broader pediatric research community.
Dr. Allan Walker helped to establish the Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School in 1996. Along with the division, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical nutrition research center was founded. Physicians and nutritionists can attend monthly seminars and an annual postgraduate symposium. Topics from past symposia can be viewed at: http://nutrition.med.harvard.edu/webcast.html.
Related Educational Opportunities
Established in 1991, the CSIBD—a multidisciplinary center at Mass General—advances understanding of IBD through the study of relevant basic biological processes and the directed study of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Investigators from CSIBD present their research annually at a symposium along with a two-day workshop on an area of science in IBD research.
Mass General’s Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases (CIID) is a multidisciplinary research center focused on basic mechanisms of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Under the leadership of Andrew Luster, MD, PHD, the CIID serves as the major laboratory research component of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology.
From early September through the end of May, the CIID hosts weekly seminars featuring presentations by leaders in the field of immunology. The seminars are held in the Isselbacher Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 149 at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
The Harvard Immunology PhD program hosts weekly seminars on Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Armenise Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Avenue. From September through May, national and international experts present on a variety of topics in Immunology.