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Funding research that leads to the prevention and cure of
asthma and allergic and immunologic disease

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Currently Funded Awards

During 2017, the AAAAI Foundation will support 11 grants totaling over $460,000. The support for these multi-year awards is possible through continued support from donors. Consider making a gift today to help support continued research in the A/I field.

Lora G. Bankova, MD
Kirsten Kloepfer, MD, MS
Timothy P. Moran, MD, PhD
Kimberly Blumenthal, MD
Andrew Lindsley, MD, PhD
Andrew Kau, MD, PhD
Michelle I. Hernandez, MD
Sunit Jariwala, MD FAAAAI
Susan Cassel, MD, FAAAAI
Jonathan Lyons, MD
Antonella Cianferoni, MD, PhD, FAAAAI

 

Faculty Development Awards



2017 - Lora G. Bankova, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Project: "A Novel Cysteinyl Leukotriene Pathway for Control of Epithelial Cell Differentiation and Function"
Award Term: July 2017 - June 2020

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Bankova.

 



2017 - Kirsten Kloepfer, MD, MS
Indiana University
Project: “Microbial Influence on Airway Function and Inflammation”
Award Term: July 2017 - June 2020

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Kloepfer.

 



2017 - Timothy P. Moran, MD, PhD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Project: "Role of Neuropilin-2 in Allergic Asthma Pathogenesis
Award Term: July 2017 - June 2020

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Moran.

 











2016 - Kimberly Blumenthal, MD
The AAAAI Foundation & Dr. Phillip Lieberman Faculty Development Award
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project: “New Approaches to Beta-Lactam Allergy Research”
Award term: July 2016 - June 2019

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Blumenthal.

 











2016 - Andrew Lindsley, MD, PhD
The AAAAI Foundation & Dr. Donald Y. M. Leung/JACI Editors Faculty Development Award
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Project: “ORMDL3 Enhances Macrophage Function in Asthma Pathogenesis”
Award term: July 2016 - June 2019

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Lindsley.

 










2015 - Andrew Kau, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine
Project: “The Microbiota and Mucosal Immune Responses in the Development of Asthma”
Award term: July 2015 - June 2018

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Kau.

 

Gail G. Shapiro Clinical Faculty Award











2014 - Michelle I. Hernandez, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Project: “Measurement of Asthma Control in African American Adolescents with Asthma Using the ACT”
Award term: July 2014 - June 2017

 


 

Jointly Funded Awards

 

ALA/ARTrust: Allergic Respiratory Diseases Award

The AAAAI Foundation jointly funds this award with the American Lung Association.



2016 - Sunit Jariwala, MD FAAAAI

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc.
Project: "The Development of and Pilot Testing of a Pediatric Algorithmic Software Tool to Help Manage Asthma (ASTHMA)
Educator"
Award term: July 2016 - June 2018

The AAAAI Foundation receives funding from the AAAAI to jointly fund this award with the American Lung Association.










2015 - Susan Cassel, MD, FAAAAI
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Project: “Role of Discrete Th17 Subsets in Steroid Refractory Asthma”

Award term: July 2015 - June 2017

 

ARTrust and TMS: Research Award in Mastocytosis and or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

This award is jointly funded the ARTrust/AAAAI Foundation and by The Mastocytosis Society.










2015 - Jonathan Lyons, MD
NIAID/NIH
Project: “Convergence of Autosomal Dominant Familial Tryptasemia and Mast Cell Associated Diseases”
Award term: July 2015 - June 2017

 

Hope APFED and ARTrust Pilot Grant Award

This award is jointly funded by the ARTrust/AAAAI Foundation and The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders.











2015 - Antonella Cianferoni, MD, PhD, FAAAAI
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Project: “Genotype Phenotype Correlation in Eosinophilic Esophagitis”

Award term: July 2015 - June 2017