Research Training Program

(Non-Clinical) POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP TRAINING IN ALLERGY & CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY AT JOHNS HOPKINS                                                    

Bruce S. Bochner, M.D.

Postdoctoral Laboratory Research

This program provides laboratory research training experience for scientists with Ph.D.s, M.D.s or comparable advanced degrees. Such postdoctoral trainees will often apply to, and be accepted by the individual member of the Faculty with whom he or she desires to work. Applications for undesignated postdoctoral positions are also accepted. Such trainees will not ordinarily have clinical, teaching, or administrative responsibilities, except as may be mutually agreed upon prior to the Fellowship.

Divisional Conferences & Teaching Programs

Conferences are presently concentrated on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons. Fellows are given assignments for presentation at research and clinical teaching conferences at periodic intervals. Numerous optional conferences, which may be of interest to some Fellows, are available throughout the University (see below).

A partial list of the extensive conference and teaching schedule within the Asthma & Allergy Center and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions:

Asthma & Allergy Center

  • Clinical Teaching Conference Wednesdays, 12noon - 1:00 p.m. (directed by Drs. S. Saini, Bruce Bochner, and Faculty)
  • Divisional Research Conferences Wednesdays, 1:00 -2:30 p.m.
  • Allergy & Clinical Immunology Conference Fridays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Summer Teaching Course for new fellows - Wednesday and Friday afternoons, July - August (Drs. Peter Creticos, Brendan Canning and Faculty)
  • Asthma Center Symposium - One full day, annually in the Fall
  • Journal Club, 12-1 p.m. (once per month)
  • Allergy Grand Rounds - Friday, 1:00- 2:00 pm , Quarterly
  • Evening Journal Clubs – Quarterly, off-site local Baltimore area restaurants

        Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

  • JHU Immunology Council Seminar Series - Tuesday afternoons at 4:00
  • Pulmonary Grand Rounds - Thursday morning at 8:00
  • Pulmonary Combined Research Seminar - Thursday mornings at 9:15
  • Immunology Council Minisymposium - One full day, annually
  • Clinical Research Methods Course - Two weeks annually, in July for second year clinical fellows
  • Pediatric Allergy Conference - Monday mornings
  • Immunodeficiency Conference - Friday mornings
  • Medical Grand Rounds - Friday morning Hopkins; Tuesday noon Bayview


Stipends and Fees (JHU SOM Fellow Compensation Policy)

Stipends are paid to postdoctoral fellows at the current rate established by the National Institutes of Health for training programs and special fellowships. Based on years of completed postdoctoral experience, the approved stipends offered for FY2010 are found at:  Stipends for postdoctoral training are obtained from a variety of sources. The stipend source and any associated obligations will be discussed with successful applicants prior to finalization of a fellowship offer.

Applications of candidates who are not United States citizens or permanent residents are special cases. Although their applications are certainly welcomed, the Division does not ordinarily have salary or stipend funds available for foreign applicants and must ask them to seek salary and travel support from sources within their own countries. The Division may accept foreign applicants contingent upon their ability to obtain such support. Additionally, physicians who are not graduates from United States medical schools require a special credentialing procedure before they may receive a clinical or clinical research fellowship appointment.

All postdoctoral fellows, spouses, and dependent children must be covered by health insurance. It is required that they subscribe to the School of Medicine trainee insurance plan unless equivalent insurance is already carried by the individual or by a sponsoring agency outside the University. Specifications of equivalent coverage are available from the School of Medicine Registrar's Office. Equivalent insurance must be underwritten by a United States based insurance company; foreign insurance is not accepted. The cost of health insurance premiums for individual fellows is provided by the Division; family coverage is the responsibility of the individual fellow.


Program Location and Scope


Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center

The Allergy and Clinical Immunology Division is located in the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center, adjacent to the Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Bayview Medical Center, formerly Baltimore City Hospital and then the Francis Scott Key Hospital, has been a major teaching center for medical school undergraduates and house staff for many years and became wholly owned by Johns Hopkins in 1985. The 130,000 square foot Asthma & Allergy Center facility also includes the Pulmonary Division's research facilities, and the Rheumatology division's Vasculitis Center. The three divisions operate outpatient clinics and clinical research bringing these activities into the same building with laboratory research. The modern, well-equipped Hopkins Bayview Medical Center provides inpatient beds, including intensive care and a regional Burn Center.

Some clinical and research activities of the training program take place in other divisions of the University and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Department of Pediatrics runs three half-day clinic sessions devoted to pediatric allergy and one session for evaluation of immunodeficiency states. These clinics provide an excellent training milieu for Fellows in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Consultative services in allergy and clinical immunology are provided for inpatients in both the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Elective time in allied clinical specialties can also be arranged if desired. Pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, and immunology-oriented dermatology are well represented. Training in otolaryngology, general dermatology, and immunodeficiency can be provided as elective opportunities at the Johns Hopkins Hospital or Bayview Medical Center.




Interested applicants for other fellowship tracks (Research Intensive or Postdoctoral Fellowship) should complete an application for postdoctoral training (PDF of the Postdoctoral fellowship application; Microsoft Excel Version) and submit it with the necessary documents as far as possible in advance of the desired starting date. The School of Medicine Application for Research Fellowship can he found here (PDF).Selected applicants will be invited to Baltimore for an interview and further discussion of professional goals. Fellowship periods generally begin in July of each year, although other starting dates are possible, especially for fellowships without clinical responsibilities. Johns Hopkins and the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology have a special interest in encouraging the advancement of qualified women and minority applicants for training in allergy and clinical immunology. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, actively seeking individuals from under-represented minority groups for training programs. Grants for travel to Johns Hopkins for a full day visit to the program and its faculty are available to minority applicants. Applicants requiring travel grants should so indicate by letter with their application.

Additional inquiries concerning Divisional postdoctoral training programs should be directed to Dr. Bruce S. Bochner, Division Director for non-clinical fellowships or to any member of the Division Faculty (



Bruce S. Bochner, M.D.,Director

Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology

5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Rm. 2B.71

Baltimore, MD 21224-6801


Chenelle Johnson-Louden

Training Program Administrator