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Fellows in the Allergy / Immunology Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine train at some of the top facilities in the United States with extensive opportunities in both research and clinical care.
Riley Children’s Hospital
Riley Children’s Hospital is the primary teaching facility for the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and is the main tertiary referral center for children in the State of Indiana with more than 245,000 inpatient and outpatient pediatric visits annually. Allergy/Immunology fellows see patients in pediatric allergy, immunology and immune deficiency clinics. Electives in dermatology, otolaryngology, pulmonology and other fields are also available. Riley Hospital offers exposure to the array of allergy procedures, which include skin prick and intradermal testing, allergen immunotherapy initiation and management, food and drug challenges, patch testing; immunoglobulin treatment, pulmonary function testing, insect sting testing, and use of immune-modulatory therapies.
Wells Center for Pediatric Research
Basic and translational research are conducted at IU School of Medicine’s Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, which is connected to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis). Research at the Wells Center has resulted in highly successfully external research funding including funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the American Heart Association, and the Department of Defense. IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Allergy faculty collaborate frequently with Wells’ Center researchers.
Pediatric Translational Research Center
The Pediatric Translational Research Center at IU School of Medicine includes bioinformatics, rooms for patient exams, a wet laboratory for processing of specimens, bio-banking, freezer space and administrative/office space. Integration is part of this research center and Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep Medicine have space in this area. The center includes advanced diagnostics including genomic and proteomic work, cell phenotyping and mass spectrometry.
Arnett Allergy and Asthma Clinic
The Allergy clinic at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette takes a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to asthma and allergies. The clinic works with allergy and asthma researchers to develop new methods to improve asthma diagnosis. At this site, fellows work with Dr Jay Prochnau, an outstanding clinician and teacher, in seeing adult and pediatric patients in the setting of a multispecialty medical practice. All of the procedures done at the Riley campuses are done here as well. This setting provides fellows with an excellent opportunity to learn about office and practice management.
IU Health University Hospital
IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis is a tertiary-care referral hospital with nationally and internationally recognized programs in specialized care and is recognized for its clinical excellence and research. Physicians, surgeons, nurses and staff care for more than 57,000 patients a year. At University and Riley Hospitals, Allergy/Immunology fellows with work with immunologist Dr. Robert Nelson, learning how to diagnose and care for adults and children with immune deficiencies. Dr Nelson also guides the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation program.