Immunology Teaching Interest Group

05 May 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Immunology Teaching Interest Group

Sponsored by the AAI Education Committee

Anil K. Bamezai, Villanova Univ.
David W. Mullins, Dartmouth Col.


  • Edith Porter, California State Univ., Los Angeles, Integrating caring and the human dimension in immunology to improve student learning
  • Crystal C. Walline, Univ. of North Carolina, Pembroke, Teaching immunology essentials with clinical correlations
  • Doreen E. Szollosi, Univ. of Saint Joseph Sch. of Pharmacy, Promoting critical thinking through writing in a first-year immunology course
  • Kara R. Lukin and Katja Aviszus, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, How to create effective student-driven learning without becoming overwhelmed

Breakout Session Leaders:

  • Anil K. Bamezai, Villanova Univ., Intro undergraduate/graduate immunology: developing a teaching philosophy and a course syllabus
  • Stephanie James, Regis Univ. Sch. of Pharmacy, Using team-based learning to teach immunology
  • Paula Kavathas, Yale Univ., A network of universities collaborate to improve STEM education and literacy
  • David W. Mullins, Dartmouth Col., Topics in immunology teaching for medical schools: selecting course content and “teaching to the USMLE”

Are you looking for new ideas or strategies to enliven and improve your teaching? If so, please join us for this special interest group, which will focus on strategies that instructors can use to successfully convey immunology concepts to students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Topics will include the use of clinical correlations, writing, immediate feedback assessment, and more. The session will end with structured breakout discussion groups on team-based learning, undergraduate/graduate education topics, and medical school teaching topics. Current educators, new faculty, and trainees with an interest in teaching are welcome.