Dear Members & Friends,
On behalf of the Center for Inflammation & Mucosal Immunology’s Advisory Committee, thank you for your help in making our annual Mini Symposium a resounding success! Over 90 attendees from various medical disciplines filled the room to listen and participate in various hot topic discussions related to microbiome-host interactions in health and diseases presented by our speakers. Such dynamic interactions provided insightful questions and lively conversations. The spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration that CIMI endeavors to espouse was readily apparent and we hope that our growing programs, like the Symposia, lively scientific interactions, journal clubs and lectures on Mucosal Immunology, can continue to foster these important exchanges of ideas and research across the various medical departments at the University of Florida, and potentially result in obtaining the extramural funding necessary to further develop microbiome-host interaction research at the university.
A special thanks to our keynote speaker Ulf H. Beier, M.D. for visiting us from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and to our esteemed University of Florida principal investigators and postdoctoral fellows who presented their cutting-edge research.
The Center for Inflammation & Mucosal Immunology is able to host events like our Symposia for the University of Florida’s community due to the support of our principal investigators, who designate a portion of their grant IDCs to the center. CIMI encourages members to designate at least 1% of their project IDCs to support our center. Your continued support ensures that CIMI continues operating as a fully self-funded and permanent fixture in the research community here at the University of Florida.
Once again, thank you to all of our attendees. Whether you’re a member or a friend, your support is what continues to facilitate the growth of our center. We hope to see you all again next year!
Mansour Mohamadzadeh, Ph.D.
Center for Inflammation & Mucosal Immunology