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C. Garrison Fathman Fellows Fund

C. Garrison FathmanThe C. Garrison Fathman Fellows Fund enables trainees and fellows to attend FOCIS annual meetings, educational courses and participate in exchange programs.

FOCIS was founded by C. Garrison Fathman and Dr. David Hafler 12 years ago to improve human health through immunology by fostering interdisciplinary approaches to both understand and treat immune-based diseases. What started as an annual meeting for researchers and clinicians to share knowledge and ideas has now turned into a large federation that provides year-round education in translational immunology. Our flagship annual meeting is held every summer and we provide live courses at several different locations throughout the year. Additionally, online educational courses are accessible 24/7. FOCIS also has 68 FOCIS Centers of Excellence at academic medical centers around the world that accelerate innovation in investigation and clinical practice.

Ever since founding and serving as the first President of FOCIS, Dr. Fathman has shown a continued commitment to provide high quality education for fellows and trainees throughout the immunology community. In honor of his support of FOCIS, the FOCIS Board of Directors voted in the summer of 2012 to establish the C. Garrison Fathman Fellows Fund.

In the face of dwindling funds that restrict trainee travel and exposure to important immunology education and leaders in the field, the C. Garrison Fathman Fellows Fund enables trainees and fellows to attend FOCIS Annual Meetings, educational courses and participate in exchange programs. Help the future of medicine get on the right track to identify new treatments for immune-based diseases by donating today!

Donate to the C. Garrison Fathman Fellows FundDonate Online: Make a one-time donation for a specific amount or a monthly donation for 12 months. To set your recurring donation, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the FOCIS office at (414) 359-1600 Ext. 1115.

Donate by Mail: Please make checks payable to FOCIS Foundation with a notation in the memo for the C. Garrison Fathman Fellows Fund (CGFFF) and mail to:

FOCIS Foundation
11950 W. Lake Park Dr. Suite 320
Milwaukee, WI 53224

Planned Giving: You can make a lasting statement and support the work of the C. Garrison Fathman Fellows Fund and FOCIS Foundation forever through a planned contribution through your will or trust. To learn more about planned giving options, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the FOCIS office at (414) 359-1600 Ext. 1115.

Contributions to the C. Garrison Fathman Fellows Fund will be held and managed by the FOCIS Foundation, a division of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, Inc. (FOCIS).  Checks should be made payable to the “ FOCIS Foundation”, with a notation on the check stating that the contribution is “for the C Garrison Fathman Fellows Fund” (CGFFF).  FOCIS is a charitable organization organized and operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Federal ID Number 76-0715404. Your donation may be deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowable by law.  Please consult your tax advisor for further advice.

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