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Centers of Excellence Locations and Directors

North American FOCIS Centers of Excellence

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Center Director: Dr. Chaim Putterman

Baylor College of Medicine
Center Director: Dr. William Shearer

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Center Director: Dr. George Tsokos

Boston Children's Hospital
Center Director: Dr. Francisco Bonilla

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Center Director: Dr. Patrick Brennan

Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia
Center Director: Dr. Megan Levings

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Center Director: Dr. Alexandra Filipovich

Cleveland Clinic
Center Director: Dr. Carol Langford

Columbia University
Center Director: Dr. Donna Farber

Dartmouth Medical School
Center Director: Dr. Lloyd Kasper

Duke University Medical Center
Center Director: Dr. John Yi

Emory University
Center Director: Dr. Bali Pulendran

The Feinstein Institute
Center Director: Dr. Betty Diamond

Chicago FOCIS Centers of Excellence
Center Director: Dr. Lauren Pachman

Hospital for Special Surgery
Center Director: Theresa Lu, MD

Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán
Center Director: Diana Gomez-Martin, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Center Director: Dr. Andrew Luster

Mayo Clinic
Center Director: Dr. Hirohito Kita

McGill University
Center Director: Dr. Ciriaco Piccirillo

NIH Clinical Center
Center Director: TBD

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Center Director: Dr. Judith James

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Center Director: Dr. Vivian Hsu

Stanford University School of Medicine
Center Director: Dr. C. Garrison Fathman

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Center Director: Dr. Andras Perl

University of Alabama - Birmingham
Center Director: Dr. Robert P. Kimberly

University of California - Los Angeles
Center Director: Dr. Antonio La Cava

University of California - San Diego
Center Director: Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh

University of California - San Francisco
Center Director: Dr. Qizhi Tang

University of Chicago
Center Director: TBD

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Center Director: Dr. Michael Holers

University of Florida
Center Director: Dr. Michael Clare-Salzler

University of Iowa
Center Director: Dr. Elizabeth H. Field

University of Miami
Center Director: Dr. Bonnie Blomberg
Center Co-Director: Asha Pillai, MD

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Center Director: James R. O'Dell

University of North Carolina
Center Director: TBD

University of Pennsylvania Medical School
Center Director: Dr. Terri Laufer

University of Pittsburgh
Center Director: Dr. Jeremy Tilstra

University of Rochester Medical Center
Center Director: Dr. John Looney

University of Southern California
Center Director: Dr. Chaim Oscar Jacob

University of Texas Southwestern
Center Director: Dr. Laurie Davis

University of Toronto
Center Director: Dr. Tania Watts

University of Washington - Seattle
Center Director: Dr. Jane Hoyt Buckner

University of Western Ontario
Center Director: Dr. Bhagirath Singh

Washington University
Center Director: Dr. Wayne Yokoyama

Yale University
Center Director: Dr. Jordan S. Pober

Multinational FOCIS Centers of Excellence

Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
Center Director: Dr. David Klatzmann

Australian National University 
Center Director: Dr. Edward Bertram

Centre of Translational Immunology (CTI) at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay
Center Director: Marcelo Hill, MD, PhD

Charité – Universitats Medizin Berlin
Center Director: Carmen Scheibenbogen

Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de León/Universidad de León (CAULE)
Center Director: Dr. Jose G. Ruiz de Morales

FOCIS Center of Excellence Sao Paulo
Center Director: Dr. Jorge Kalil
Center Director: Dr. Luiz Rizzo

Ghent University Hospital
Center Director: Dr. Dirk Elewaut

Giannina Gaslini Institute
Center Director: Prof. Alberto Martini

Immunity and Infection Center of the University Medical Center Utrecht
Center Director: Timothy Radstake

Institute Curie
Center Director: Dr. Oliver Lantz

Institute of Immunology Czech Republic
Center Director: Dr. Jirina Bartunkova

Institute of Immunology of Central University Medical School Venezuela
Center Director: Dr. Isaac Blanca

Institut Pasteur
Center Director: Dr. Milena Hasan

Karolinska Institute
Center Director: Dr. Ola Winqvist

King's College London
Center Director: Dr. Leonie Taams

Martin Luther University
Center Director: Dr. Barbara Seliger

Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy
Center Director: Dr. Alexis Kalergis
Based in Chile at PUC, UChile and UNAB

Nantes University
Center Director: Ignacio Anegon, MD

Paris Diderot University
Center Director: Antoine Toubert, MD, PhD

Rostov-on-Don State Medical University
Center Director: Dr. Lyudmila Siziakina

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Center Director: Dr. Sara Kashef

Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Center Director: Guillermo Docena, PhD

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)-Barcelona
Center Director: Prof Ricardo Pujol-Borrell, MD, PhD

Université Libre de Bruxells Hopital Erasme
Center Director: Dr. Francoise Mascart

University Hospital of Freiburg
Center Director: Dr. Reinhard Voll

University of Amsterdam
Center Director: Dr. Dominique Baeten

University of Cambridge
Center Director: Dr. Ken Smith

University of Florence
Center Director: Enrico Maggi

University of Heidelberg
Center Director: Dr. Stefan Meuer

University of Oslo
Center Director: Dr. Ludvig Sollid

University of Oxford
Center Director: Dr. Graham Ogg

FOCIS Centers of Excellence (FCE)

The FOCIS Centers of Excellence (FCE) provide an opportunity to build an interdisciplinary translational immunology community at your institution. Being a member of the FCE community offers an effective training environment for translational researchers and clinicians by promoting interdisciplinary innovation in research and clinical practices, and promoting new links for researchers and clinicians. 

Click here for a listing of FCEs and directors.

Interested in applying for FCE status? Click here for an application.

This network of institutions accelerates innovation in investigation and clinical practice. In the four years since its creation the FCE has:

  • Established local networks of physicians and investigators
  • Raised awareness for clinical immunology at academic medical institutions

The FCE provides interdisciplinary training programs for students, fellows and continuing education of physicians through FOCIS assisted opportunities such as the:

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