Division Highlights - Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

The Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology provides state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for children with asthma, allergies, immunologic disorders and rheumatologic diseases.

Our basic and clinical research projects are designed to better understand and find more effective treatments for these diseases.

2015 Highlights

  • Shakher Sijapati, an undergraduate student mentored by James Gern, MD, received a 2015-2016 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship for his project, "Construction and Analysis of Infectious cDNA Copy of HeLa Cell Line Adapted Rhinovirus (RV-C15)."
  • Anna Huttenlocher, MD, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). In addition, Davalyn Powell, a postdoctoral associate in Dr. Huttenlocher’s lab, received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Cancer Research Institute.
  • Robert Lemanske, MD, was named the deputy executive director of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s (SMPH) Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the SMPH associate dean for clinical and translational research, and a member of the Wisconsin Partnership Program’s Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC). He also served as president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  • Christine Seroogy, MD, continued efforts to provide culturally appropriate, affordable care for families in Wisconsin Plain communities who have genetic disorders or special needs. To date, 71 patients have been seen at the LaFarge Medical Clinic, with 63 diagnoses provided; affordable testing is now available for 15 genetic diseases; and 410 households have responded to a community survey aimed at improving health care delivery to the Plain communities.
  • Grant Syverson, MD, was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Section on Rheumatology.
  • Allergy and Immunology fellows Alalia Berry, MD, and Ann Esquivel, MD, received recognition for their outstanding abstracts at the 2015 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting in Houston, Texas, in February 2015.




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