Boston University Training Program in Inflammatory Disorders
The Boston University Training Program in Inflammatory Disorders (BU- TPID) is composed of 37 primary basic and clinical research faculty including adjunct faculty from the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Dental Medicine, and the College of Engineering who share an interest in mechanisms of inflammation. The Mission of the BU-TPID: 1) to foster a robust training and mentoring environment for junior faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students and medical fellows in inflammation and inflammatory disorders; 2) To create a supportive and interactive atmosphere in which colleagues with a common interest in inflammatory disorders can interact and collaborate; and 3) To recruit additional outstanding faculty to study inflammatory processes and develop therapies.
The BU-TPID has an outstanding group of faculty with long standing interests in inflammatory processes. In addition, recent recruitment efforts have resulted in the formation of a critical mass of established investigators who study basic mechanisms of inflammation encompassing a broad range of inflammatory disorders. In addition to their common research interests, many of these faculty have substantial collaborative interactions including NIH Program Project support. Likewise they participate in integrated training programs for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in various disciplines related to inflammatory disorders and inflammation.