Clinical Immunology Society Announces New Foundation

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The CIS Foundation was created to support and provide educational opportunities for Fellows and Junior Faculty members of the Society in the form of travel grants, junior faculty awards, bridge grants, etc.

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We are asking our members to support our ability to provide for the educational and research interests of our Fellows and Junior Faculty by contributing to the CIS Foundation in whatever way they can.

The Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) announces its newly instituted foundation. The CIS Foundation was created to support and provide educational opportunities for Fellows and Junior Faculty members of the Society in the form of travel grants, junior faculty awards, bridge grants, etc. The ultimate and overarching goal of the Foundation is to improve patient care for patients with immunological diseases.

CIS will pledge a one-time donation to the foundation in the amount of $100,000 with a goal of raising $1,000,000. Once the target amount of $1,000,000 is raised, the interest generated from the funds will be disbursed to support the educational mission of CIS.

“We are asking our members to support our ability to provide for the educational and research interests of our Fellows and Junior Faculty by contributing to the CIS Foundation in whatever way they can. Please bear in mind that as federal funding for research decreases, a generation or more of young scientists and clinicians will be left behind without immediate and robust support from other sources. The future of clinical immunology is at stake, and I am confident we can and will respond well to this challenge,” said CIS President, Roshini S. Abraham, PhD.

Individuals can visit the CIS website to make a donation, or contact the CIS Office directly.

For additional information on the CIS and the CIS Foundation, contact Morgan Derby at (414) 224-8095 or mderby(at)clinimmsoc(dot)org.

ABOUT THE CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY SOCIETY - The Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), established in 1986, is devoted to fostering developments in the science and practice of clinical immunology. The primary objectives and purposes of this Society are to:

  • Facilitate the interchange of ideas and information among physicians and other investigators who are concerned with immunological/inflammatory diseases;
  • Promote research on the causes and mechanisms of diseases relating to the immune system and, as a result, to unify concepts of disease pathogenesis;
  • Encourage investigators and clinicians to share in their knowledge of immunologically active drugs and other interventions;
  • Promote application and dissemination of recent advances in biomedical science for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to immunity and inflammation; and
  • Foster excellence in research and medical practice.

For more information, visit http://www.clinimmsoc.org.

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