Immunology Teaching Interest Group

13 May 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Room 102B

Immunology Teaching Interest Group

Sponsored by the AAI Education Committee

Julie M. Jameson, California State Univ., San Marcos
David W. Mullins, Dartmouth Col.


  • Manoj K. Mishra, Alabama State Univ., Engaging undergraduate students in immunology through problem-based learning modules
  • David W. Mullins, Dartmouth Col., Digital communication and social media to connect with the modern student
  • Keith E. Garrison, St. Mary’s Col. of California, Undergraduate clinical lab simulation using ELISA
  • Devavani Chatterjea, Macalester Col., Discerning, crafting and telling immunological stories: a semester-long scaffolded writing project for beginning immunologists
  • Edith Porter, California State Univ., Los Angeles, Teaching students how to formulate research questions: adaptation of the question formulation technique to the upper division immunology curriculum

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 applications of problem-based learning, the use of digital communication and social media in modern teaching, strategies for teaching laboratory methods, and more. The session will end with structured breakout discussion groups for undergraduate and graduate/medical school teaching. Undergraduate teaching topics for discussion will include: developing a teaching philosophy; use of take-home vs. in-class tests; developing a course syllabus; and selection of effective textbooks. Breakout discussions for medical school teaching will cover optimal use of handouts and notes; spaced learning and testing effect; preparing students for the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE); writing USMLE-style exams and assessments; question banks for test questions; and the flipped classroom in medical education. Current educators, new faculty, and trainees with an interest in teaching are welcome.