Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology Assistant Professors Sima Ramratnam, MD, MPH, and Eric Schauberger, DO, PhD, received both of the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Allergy and Immunology (SOAI) Outstanding Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Abstract Awards for junior faculty.
Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology fellow David Peloza, MD, also received the same award in the fellow-in-training category.
The AAP SOAI Outstanding Abstract Award was established to recognize significant research efforts in the field of asthma, allergy or immunology in children.
It includes a monetary award ($1,000 for junior faculty; $750 for fellows) and a one-year membership to the AAP and the Section.
In addition, Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology fellow Ania Lang, MD, PhD, received an American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Interest Section Fellow-in-Training Abstract Award in Basic and Clinical Immunology.
All of the awards were announced during the AAAAI Annual Meeting, held February 22-25, 2019, in San Francisco. At the meeting:
- Dr. Ramratnam presented "Spirometry and Impulse Oscillometry Trajectories in an Inner-City Longitudinal Birth Cohort at High Risk for Asthma" as an oral abstract session (#901) on Monday, February 25;
- Dr. Schauberger presented "The Pediatric Asthma Risk Score (PARS) Predicts Atopic and Non-atopic Asthma Better than the Asthma Predictive Index" as a poster session (#36) on Saturday, February 23;
- Dr. Peloza presented “Early Life Risk Factors for Asthma at Early Adulthood” as an oral abstract session (#240) on Saturday, February 23; and
- Dr. Lang presented “Distinct Innate Immune Cell Maturation during the First Year of Life is Associated with Farm Exposure,” as an oral abstract session (#905) on Monday, February 25.