Center of Excellence in Inflammation, Infectious Disease & Immunity
Welcome to the Center of Excellence in Inflammation, Infectious Disease & Immunity!
The mission of the Center of Excellence in Inflammation, Infectious Disease, and
Immunity (CIIDI) is to coordinate efforts and facilitate interactions among members
of the ETSU biomedical research community in order to advance education, research,
and clinical applications in inflammation, immune, and infectious diseases.
The CIIDI serves as an integrated and synergistic environment for basic, applied,
and translational research that is focused on the development of new and novel approaches
to the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases centering on inflammation,
immunity, and infectious diseases.
A major objective of the CIIDI is to create an intellectual and scholarly environment
that increases our competitiveness for extramural funding including investigator-initiated
grants, program projects, center grants, contracts, and training grants.
Dr. Tammy Ozment Presents Poster at Society for Leukocyte Biology Conference
Dr. Patrick Bradshaw is co-author of a review paper in Cells
2022 QCOM Medical Student Symposium has Record Number of Student Researchers
Sushant Khanal is the first author for publication in Viruses
Dr. David L. Williams Awarded 2022 Scientific Achievement Award by the Shock Society
CIIDI Members Publish Article Associating Inflammatory Proteins to Long-Haul COVID-19
Michael Kruppa, PhD, leads interprofessional team that published recent chapter on
mannans and glucans
New HRSA Grant Allows Expansion of Services at the Ryan White Center of Excellence
for HIV/AIDS Care
PhD student Lam Ngoc Thao Nguyen is the first author on a new Journal of Cell Science
Dr. Valentin Yakubenko and Colleagues Publish New Research in Frontiers in Immunology
The Center of Excellence in Inflammation, Infectious Disease and Immunity
The Center of Excellence status is granted by the state of Tennessee, 1 of only 2
formal centers of excellence in the state
The Center of Excellence in Inflammation, Infectious Disease and Immunity Biorepository
With this bio-bank, we hope to learn how the immune system responds to human disease,
in particular infections and inflammatory disease. The specimens can be stored and
later used along with other volunteers’ specimens to study how the immune system works
when challenged by diseases.
The Center Acquires a Physical Space to Call Home
Housed in the William L Jenkins Forensic Center, the CIIDI is one of the most secure
facilities on the VA Quillen College of Medicine campus. With over 12,000 sq. ft.
of laboratory and office space, we finally have a physical space to offer our members
a sense of community.
The Biomedical Science Graduate Program establishes an Inflammation, Infectious Disease
and Immunity concentration for its students