Department of Immunology

DEI Events & Activities

Upcoming & Ongoing Events:

Pizza and Perspectives (PnP): Quarterly discussion, with pizza, historically attended by graduate students and postdocs only. The next discussion is open to all department personnel. Discussions are facilitated by diversity committee members and either a student or postdoc volunteer. We cover the ground rules to establish a safe environment for everyone to share their perspectives on various diversity, equity and inclusion issues. Past events included the following topics: 2018 Climate Survey results discussion, Gender Bias, Microaggressions, inclusive classrooms, The Imposter Syndrome, and Anti-Racism.

Summer 2020 PnP: Anti-Racism, July 9, 2020, Zoom 

Department of Immunology Retreat: September 14 – 16, 2020. Typically  held at Fort Worden in beautiful Port Townsend, this year we are planning a virtual retreat with poster sessions, tons of great scientific talks from students, postdocs and faculty, and zoom social activities. Email Sandy Turner, Graduate Program Advisor with questions at

Fall 2020 PnP:
Date and Topic TBD

Careers in Immunology Panel Discussions: The Careers in Immunology Discussion series is held in the fall and spring quarters. The fall panel primarily focuses on biotech careers, while the spring panel is focused on a more diverse and varied career types including philanthropy, scientific and medical writing, patent law careers, and many others. Our goal is to provide immunology students and postdocs exposure to the careers of scientists outside of academia. Panel discussions are typically followed by a reception.

NEXT Careers in Immunology Alumni Panel Discussion: Spring 2020: DATE TBD 3:00 – 4:30 pm, E-130A/B. Discussion followed by wine and cheese reception. Students, postdocs and staff of the department of immunology are invited to attend. Please RSVP to


Please contact Sarah Bland at for more information on PnP or Careers in Immunology events.