*Advance our knowledge of the basic immunology of inflammation, autoimmunity, cancer, transplantation and infection and to translate this new knowledge to novel strategies for diagnosis, prevention and therapeutic intervention.
*Foster collaborations and further strengthen interactions among the Penn community of immunologists.
Spotlights on IFI
** Congratulations to Dr. De’Broski Herbert on his appointment to Presidential Associate Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Presidential Professorships are one of the highest honors awarded by University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to exceptional scholars, at any rank, who contribute to faculty eminence through scholarship and diversity across the University. We are proud to have De’Broski part of our Immunology community and congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.**
**Congratulations to Dr. Golnaz Vahedi, PhD who has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics in Perelman School of Medicine**
IFI Statement on Racial Discrimination
The Institute for Immunology reaffirms its commitment to diversity and antiracism by continually striving to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of its members and the broader Penn community. We greatly value the contributions of our Black faculty, staff and trainees and strongly feel it is our responsibility to make sure that all of our trainees see role models within our community who look like them. Diversity enriches us as a people and as scientists.