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AAAAI Foundation and Anjuli Seth Nayak, MD Lectureship: Investing Together in Our Future

Anjuli S. Nayak, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine in Chicago. She is a founder of Sneeze, Wheeze, and Itch Associates, a private practice and research center in Normal, Illinois.

She received her early schooling and medical degree in India. After her pediatrics residency at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria and the Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey, she completed a fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Nayak has been a principle investigator of multiple clinical trials in drug development and her publications and articles have exceeded 500 in peer-reviewed journals. In recognition of her work,  she received the Outstanding Clinical, Technological, and Scholarly Achievement Award applied to Medical Research by the faculty for the University of Illinois in 2000-2001 and in 2007-2008. Nayak has served on multiple sub-specialty committees and as a sections chair for The College and The American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology.  She was awarded the Women in Allergy award in 2011 by the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, and in 2012 was honored with the President’s Humanitarian award by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology for her work in India, including her care of orphans, establishment of a hospital and the Anjuli S. Nayak Nursing School. She also started the first accredited training program in Allergy/Immunology at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. For her community involvement, she has been nominated for the Young Women’s Christian Association’s Woman of Distinction award on two occasions.

Her support of the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois includes the establishment of the Nayak Family Foundation Endowed Research Lecture Series in Evidence-Based and Clinical Translational Medicine. The series brings nationally and internationally renowned speakers to the campus several times a year to address students regarding current issues and trends in evidence-based and clinical translational medicine and research. On July 12 2012, the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago established the Anjuli S. Nayak, MD., Endowed Professorship in Pediatrics.

Nayak is the mother of three sons, David Nayak, MD, MPH; Zachary Nayak, MD, and Luke Nayak, currently in medical school. Thanks to a stem cell transplant, she is a survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She now lives a life to glorify the Great Physician, who gave her new birth, new vision, and renewed purpose for life.

AAAAI Foundation and Anjuli Seth Nayak, MD Lectureship
 

Year Lecturer Lecture Topic
2013 Larry Borish, MD FAAAAI Award Presentation at Symposium Session : Response to Viral Infections in the Atopic Host: Is it Deficient?
2014 Luz S. Fonacier, MD FAAAAI Award Presentation at Symposium Session: Update of the Allergic Contact Dermatitis Practice Parameter: What's New in 2014?
2015 Karin A. Pacheco, MD MSPH FAAAAI Award Presentation at Symposium Session: The Air We Breathe:
Indoor and Outdoor Pollutants
2016 Seema Sharma Aceves, MD PhD FAAAAI Award presentation at Plenary Session: The Exposome: The
Dynamic Role of the Environment in Shaping Risk for Disease

 


If you wish to honor Dr. Nayak, please consider a gift to the AAAAI Foundation and Anjuli S. Nayak, MD, FAAAAI Lectureship Fund. A donation in any amount can be dedicated to this effort. Dr. Nayak will be notified of your gift, and your name will be listed as a donor to this fund in the Annual Report of the AAAAI Foundation. Your donation makes a difference. We appreciate your support and your commitment to our specialty.

 For questions or to make a contribution by phone call the AAAAI Foundation Office at (414) 272-6071