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Faculty Development Awards

The AAAAI Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2021 Faculty Development Awards! These annual awards of $240,000 each provide strategic funding at a critical point in their career development. Congratulations, awardees!


 

Derek Chu, MD, PhD
Title: “Tree Nut Allergen Thresholds, Biomarkers, and Methods of Desensitization - TITAN and TRADE studies”
Institution: McMaster University
$240,000 paid over 3 years
Award Term: July 2021 - June 2024

 

Torie Grant, MD
Title: “Allergen Exposure Reduction as a Disease-Modifying Strategy in Allergen-Sensitized Children with Asthma”
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
$240,000 paid over 3 years
Award Term: July 2021 - June 2024

 



 

Melanie Ruffner, MD, PhD
Title: “Investigation of the Role of STAT6 Signaling in Proton-Pump Inhibitor Response in Eosinophilic Esophagitis”
Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
$240,000 paid over 3 years
Award Term: July 2021 - June 2024

 


Cosby Stone, MD, MPH
Title: “Defining the Key Epidemiologic and Immunogenetic Risk Features of True IgE Mediated Cephalosporin Allergy”
Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
$240,000 paid over 3 years
Award Term: July 2021 - June 2024

 

 

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