Success Stories: In Just 4 Months, Our Team Obtains NIW Approval for a Research Fellow in Immunology Hailing from the Philippines


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On March 1st, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Fellow in the Field of Immunology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Immunology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Fellow

Country of Origin: Philippines

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: March 1st, 2022

Processing Time: 4 months

Case Summary:

Whenever our team at NAILG gets an NIW (National Interest Waiver) case, we make sure to look for the following:

  • Client’s updated CVs
  • Transcripts from Universities and colleges
  • Certificates of merit
  • Records of excellence in the field of research
  • Publication, citation, and review record
  • Funding information
  • Letters of recommendation

These are the steps our team replicated while preparing the case of a research fellow in immunology from the Philippines. She wanted to continue her work in utilizing advanced cell culture and biostatistics techniques to examine the mechanisms of lung inflammation, injury, and repair in order to develop novel treatment modalities and therapeutics for chronic lung diseases. Along with the details of her research endeavor, we also collected the following evidence:

  • Her research has resulted in 5 peer-reviewed scientific articles (3 of them first-authored).
  • These publications have been cited a total of 48 times according to Google Scholar.
  • Her major funding source was the National Institutes of Health.
  • She had been able to bring forth 4 letters of support from other experts in the field. Two short excerpts are quoted below from these to prove her value to the country:

“[Client’s] objective through her work is to continue examining the mechanisms of lung inflammation in order to develop effective therapies for treating lung diseases such as COPD and asthma. Her focus is in direct alignment with the institute’s goal, demonstrating that [client’s] work is of importance to the health and economic interests of the United States.”

“…a significant number of Americans suffer from various symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing, and wheezing. There is no cure for these respiratory illnesses and the damage is irreversible, which stresses the acute importance of [client’s] ongoing research via in vivo experimentations and biostatistical methods to enhance healthcare treatments nationwide.”

Thus, when the USCIS approved her NIW case just 4 months from filing, we were glad to know that her work on utilizing advanced cell culture and biostatistics techniques to examine the mechanisms of lung inflammation, injury, and repair in order to develop novel treatment modalities and therapeutics for chronic lung diseases could continue on American soil for our benefit. Our team congratulates her on this victory and we thank our team for their tireless efforts.

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