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Currently Funded Awards

During 2021, the AAAAI Foundation will support 12 Faculty Development Awards. The support for these multi-year awards is only possible through continued support from our donors. Consider making a gift today.

 

2021


 

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

 

2020


Mark Gorelik, MD

Project: Follistatin Like-1 Protein is a Modulator of Immune Response in Inflammatory Vasculitis
Columbia University School of Medicine
Award Term: July 2020 - June 2023

 


Onyinye I. Iweala, MD, PhD

Project: Glycolipids and Invariant Natural Killer T Cells in Alpha-gal Syndrome
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Award Term: July 2020 - June 2023

 


Michael G. Sherenian, MD

Project: The Role of Hemostasis in Atopic Dermatitis
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Award Term: July 2020 - June 2023

 


Jeffrey Wilson, MD, PhD

Project: Investigations into the Glycolipid form of the Mammalian Oligosaccharide Galactose-a-1,3-Galactose (a-Gal) as an Agent of IgE-mediated Delayed Anaphylaxis and Atherosclerosis
University of Virginia
Award Term: July 2020 - June 2023

 

2019

















Matthew C. Altman, MD, MPhil
University of Washington
Project: Regulatory Circuits Between Antiviral Type I Interferon and Th2-Type Inflammation in Pediatric Asthma
Award Term: July 2019 - June 2022

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Altman.

 

















Maria J. Gutierrez, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Project: Antibody Secreting Cell Dysfunction and Infection Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Award Term: July 2019 - June 2022

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Gutierrez.

 
















Paul J. Maglione, MD, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Project: How B Cell Developmental Defects Shape Manifestations of Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Award Term: July 2019 - June 2022

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Maglione.

 




















Caroline L. Sokol, MD, PhD
The AAAAI Foundation & Dr. Donald Y. M. Leung/ JACI Editors Faculty Development Award
Massachusetts General Hospital Allergy Associates
Project: Innate Immune Control of Th2 Differentiation
Award Term: July 2019 - June 2022

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Sokol.

Want to learn more about our 2019 Award Recipients? Click here to read an editorial on our awardees from the June 2019 edition of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

 

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