Allergy/Immunology Fellowship

Facilities and Resources   

RILEY HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

Riley is the primary teaching facility for the Pediatric Department of the Indiana University School of Medicine and is the main tertiary referral center for children in the State of Indiana. 

Riley has over 245,000 inpatient and outpatient pediatric visits annually. Riley is connected to the nationally acclaimed Wells Center for Pediatric Research, which has developed new cures and therapies for childhood diseases since 1991.In 2010, Riley Hospital opened the new Simon Family Tower, a $475 million expansion providing private rooms for 300 beds.

Riley Hospital is located in Indianapolis, with a satellite campus in the suburb of Carmel, Indiana.  Fellows will pursue clinics in pediatric allergy, immunology, and immune deficiency at these sites.  Electives in dermatology, otolaryngology, pulmonology, and other fields are also available at these locations.  Both sites offer exposure to the array of allergy procedures, which include:  Skin prick and intradermal testing; allergen immunotherapy initiation and management; food and drug challenges; patch testing; immunoglobulin treatment; pulmonary function testing; insect sting testing; and use of immune-modulatory therapies.

THE WELLS CENTER FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research is connected to Riley Hospital for Children. Investigator research at the Wells Center has resulted in highly successfully external research funding including funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Heart Association, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the Department of Defense. The Department of Pediatrics has been consistently ranked in the top 10% for NIH funding of pediatric departments for the last 8 years.   The Riley Allergy faculty collaborates frequently with Wells’ Center researchers.

THE PEDIATRIC TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER

The Pediatric Translational Research Center includes bioinformatics, rooms for patient exams, a wet laboratory for processing of specimens, bio-banking, freezer space and administrative/office space. Integration is part of this research center and Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep Medicine have space in this area. Advanced diagnostics are also part of this area including genomic and proteomic work, cell phenotyping and mass spectrometry.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH ARNETT ALLERGY & ASTHMA, LAFAYETTE, INDIANA

The Allergy clinic at IU Health Arnett takes a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to asthma and allergies.  The clinic has worked with allergy and asthma researchers to develop new methods to improve asthma diagnosis.  

At this site, fellows will work with Dr Jay Prochnau, an outstanding clinician and teacher, in seeing adult and pediatric patients in the setting of a multispecialty medical practice.  All the procedures that are done at the Riley campuses are done here as well.  This setting provides the fellow with an excellent opportunity to learn about office and practice management as well. 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH HOSPITAL

Indiana University Hospital, as one of the IU Health Partners facilities, is a tertiary-care referral hospital with nationally and internationally recognized program in specialized care. Indiana University (IU) Hospital is widely recognized for its clinical excellence and research.  Physicians, surgeons, nurses and staff care for more than 57,000 patients a year.

At University and Riley Hospitals, fellows with work with immunologist Dr Robert Nelson in learning how to diagnose and care for adults and children with immune deficiencies.  Dr Nelson also guides the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation program.