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Clinical Immunology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine offers s 2-year fellowship training program in clinical (medical laboratory) immunology. The fellowship provides broad experience in diagnostic laboratory immunology, and is accredited by the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Committee on Postgraduate Educational Programs (CPEP).

Fellows in the program rotate through ARUP Laboratories, the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory at the University of Utah Health, and the Public Health Laboratory at the Utah Department of Public Health (UDPH). The rotations at ARUP Laboratories cover training in all areas of clinical diagnostic immunology as outlined in the CPEP essentials for immunology training. Fellowship training includes clinical service, laboratory administration, and research and teaching. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in research activities with the faculty and staff in the Department of Pathology and the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology.

This training program satisfies the requirements for the Diplomate in Medical Laboratory Immunology board exam, DMLI(ASCP) offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.

Faculty members include: Julio Delgado, MD, MS, F(ACHI), David Hillyard, MD, Eszter Lazar-Molnar, PhD, D(ABMLI) and F(ACHI), Leo Lin, MD, PhD, David P. Ng, MD, FCAP, BSEE, Lisa K. Peterson, PhD, D(ABMLI), Jennifer Rychert, PhD, D(ABMM), Abdulrahman Saadalla, MBBCh, Patricia Slev, PhD, D(ABCC), and Tammy Smith, MD, PhD.

The program is not currently accepting applications.


ARUP Laboratories, University of Utah Health (hospital), and Primary Children’s Hospital are all located within the University of Utah campus, creating a varied and exciting campus. Because of ARUP’s dual role as primary laboratory for University of Utah Health, and as a national reference laboratory serving major community and academic universities, our mission statement focusing on service, teaching, and research guides all training efforts. For service, we provide quality diagnostic laboratory support, testing, and consultation in a cost-effective and timely manner for patient care purposes. Through local and national consultations and conferences, we strive to teach physicians, technologists, and clients the appropriate use of diagnostic laboratory tests and resource utilization in the care of patients. For research, we develop and improve testing methods for the accurate diagnosis of disease.

LocationUniversity of Utah Health and ARUP Laboratories

Positions: One

Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training

Contact Us

Program Coordinator

Mishka Foster

ARUP Laboratories

500 Chipeta Way - MS 115

Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-583-2787 ext. 4505
Fax 801-584-5207


Program Director

Eszter Lazar-Molnar, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), F(ACHI)

Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Laboratory
417 Wakara Way, Suite 3220
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Associate Program Director

Lisa K. Peterson, PhD, D(ABMLI)

ARUP Laboratories
500 Chipeta Way - MS 115

Salt Lake City, UT 84108