The Jeffrey Modell Center for Immunology at Harvard Medical School, which opened on November 17, 2007, is a unique endeavor - a new facility, a new home, and a new vision for graduate education in Immunology. It provides much needed space for teaching, lecture programs, receptions, seminars, educational events, conference rooms, study areas, lounges, a library and new office space for the Immunology Program. Furthermore, it maximizes collaboration between students, faculty, and post doctoral fellows in the graduate program in Immunology, as well as throughout the Harvard-affiliated Institutions.
The Center provides a meaningful contribution to the development of a new generation of highly trained immunologists at a time when research in immunology has emerged as the key to treatment, prevention, and cures for a host of deadly and debilitating diseases. The Center has already become the focal point for the diverse community of immunologists at Harvard.
The Jeffrey Modell Foundation
Named in honor of Jeffrey Modell, the late son of Fred and Vicki Modell. This center is a tribute to Jeffrey, his battle with Primary Immunodeficiency and the legacy his parents have created to help children like Jeffrey. Through partnerships with research institutions like Harvard, the Jeffrey Modell Foundation is a global patient organization devoted to early and precise diagnosis, meaningful treatments, and ultimately, cures - through clinical and basic research, physician education, patient support, advocacy, public awareness, and newborn screening. To learn more about the Modell Foundation please visit their website.