Brian Laidlaw, PhD awarded prestigious grant from the National Institute of Health (Links to an external site)

Laidlaw, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine, received an NIH New Innovator Award, which supports unusually innovative research from early-career investigators who are within 10 years of their final degrees or clinical residencies. The award provides $300,000 per year in direct funding for five […]

Tiffany Dy, MD chairs Clinical Allergy for the Practicing Physician 2021 (Links to an external site)

The Clinical Allergy for the Practicing Physician 2021 activity is planned and designed interprofessionally by physicians, nurses and pharmacists. This live half day webinar is designed for allergists, immunologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, primary care and family practice physicians, pediatricians, internists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and all healthcare professionals who care for patients with allergic and […]

Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH awarded MISA Global Incubator Seed Grant (Links to an external site)

Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH, Instructor in Medicine, has been awarded a Global Incubator Seed Grant from the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University in St Louis to support the initiation of a collaboration between her lab and two clinical departments at Ghana Medical Center to study the infant nasal microbiome in Ghana.

Ofer Zimmerman, MD to begin collaborative Allergy and Immunology clinic with Infectious Disease

Ofer Zimmerman, MD, Allergist and Immunologist and Instructor in Medicine, will begin a collaborative clinic with Infectious Disease at 620 South Taylor Ave., Suite 100 beginning August 31, 2021. This collaborative clinic will focus on patients with immunological disorders, including: recurrent infections, recurrent pneumonia, mycobacterial infections (lung or invasive), low antibody levels, immunodeficiency, and autoimmunity. […]

Dr. Ver Heul participates in neuroimmunology research published in The Annual Review of Immunology (Links to an external site)

Dr. Ver Heul’s latest research is in the burgeoning field of neuroimmunology. It is increasingly recognized that the immune system and nervous system cooperate to maintain health and that a breakdown in this cooperation underlies many chronic inflammatory diseases. In this review, Dr. Ver Heul and colleagues summarize the cutting edge of this field focusing […]

Dr. Leyao Wang receives grant to further COVID-19 research

Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH has received a grant from The Center for Diabetes Translation Research to help fund the study of factors underlying increased risks of COVID-19 infection and severe outcomes among people with diabetes.

Asthma in COVID-19 suspected and diagnosed patients (Links to an external site)

Leyao Wang, PhD, MPH has been published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Asthma patients are comparatively susceptible to respiratory viral infections and more likely to develop severe symptoms than people without asthma. During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it is necessary to adequately evaluate the characteristics and outcomes of the asthma population […]