In November 2007 ITI established its first Interdisciplinary Research Program Awards in conjunction with the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine (CMGM) and the Mary Hewitt Loveless, M.D. Endowment. Funding for this program comes from various sources including: the Dean's Office, Stanford School of Medicine, The Marion Avery Family Seed Grant Endowment for ITI, and CHRI. The goals of this initiative were to support ground breaking studies in the areas of immunity, trasnplantation, and infection. In addition the proposals had to show an emphasis on interdisciplinary medicine, have a disease focus, and make use of the the Human Immune Monitoring Center (HIMC).