2014 IMMID Symposium

Drexel University College of Medicine is once again pleased to host some of the world’s top research scientists during the 2014 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease. The symposium will take place June 16-20 in the New College Building Geary Auditorium B (15th & Race Streets).

Presentations will highlight ongoing investigations in the areas of immunology, inflammation, and autoimmunity; microbial pathogenesis and vaccines; cancer biology and neoplastic disease; spinal cord and traumatic brain injury; and HIV CNS disease, reservoirs, and eradication.

In addition, the Drexel University College of Medicine will award five Prizes for scientific excellence in immunology, infectious disease, cancer biology, translational medicine, and neurovirology to eminent scientists in these fields. Each day of the Symposium will feature an hour-long address by a Drexel Prize recipient.

  • Drexel Prize in Immunology (June 16th)
  • Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease (June 17th)
  • Drexel Prize in Cancer Biology (June 18th)
  • Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine (June 19th)
  • Drexel's Hilary Koprowski Prize in Neurovirology (June 20th)

This is the third year for the symposium, which is spearheaded by Brian Wigdahl, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Director of the Drexel University College of Medicine Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease.

Sessions on Friday, June 20th, which will focus on HIV CNS Disease, Reservoirs, and Eradication, will be co-sponsored by the Temple/Drexel Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center (CNAC) and the Temple/Drexel T32 Interdisciplinary and Translational Research Training Program in NeuroAIDS. Both CNAC and the T32 Training Program are funded by the National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health.