About The Society

Mission Statement

The PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society is an international organization for researchers in a number of scientific and medical disciplines, including psychology, neurosciences, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine, infectious diseases, endocrinology and rheumatology, who are interested in interactions between the nervous and immune systems, and the relationship between behavior and health. An important goal is to conduct basic research that can be translated into clinically relevant health applications.

The PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society (PNIRS) was incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania in 1993 after a meeting in April of that year and is a nonprofit organization. During the meeting the founding members determined that the purpose of the Society is to promote the study of interrelationships among behavioral, neural, endocrine and immune processes and to encourage collaborations among immunologists, neuroscientists, clinicians, health psychologists and behavioral neuroscientists.