The Basic Investigator Track is a two year fellowship with further training supported by your mentor or non-divisional funding. The purpose of this track is to provide training in laboratory research that will lead to a career as an independent investigator. You will spend at least two additional years in research training beyond the initial clinical year.
Training consists of mentored research in the laboratory of a member of the Infectious Disease Division or a member of the Affiliated Faculty in one of the basic science departments of the NYU School of Medicine. With guidance from the Program Director, you will select a mentor who is an established investigator with a national reputation for his or her research accomplishments and with substantial extramural funding to provide an optimal training environment and experience.
Fellows in the Basic Investigator Track are encouraged to engage in additional course work appropriate to their research interests, including microbial pathogenesis, advanced courses in immunology, and/or human or population genetics. In addition to a primary mentor, Fellows in the Basic Investigator Track have a faculty monitoring committee that meets with the individual Fellow at least annually during the research training to assist the Fellow with their scientific and career development.
The fellowship training program qualifies you for board eligibility in Infectious Diseases and follows the format described by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.