Medicine Grand Rounds, Maya Jerath, "Alpha-Gal Allergy Update"

When Jun 01, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Room 4008 - Old Clinic Auditorium
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Contact Phone 919-966-3063
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Maya Jerath, MDDr. Jerath has a special interest in a novel condition known as “alpha-gal food allergy,” which causes some patients to experience allergic symptoms when they eat mammalian meat such as pork and beef. She has a cohort of patients with this condition and, together with her UNC colleagues, is trying to understand this condition at all levels -- in the clinic, in the community, and at the bench. Dr. Jerath firmly believes that what they learn has the potential to help not only her patients with this condition, but also to shed new light on the broader field of food allergy.

Maya Jerath is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and serves as Associate Chief of Clinical Allergy and Immunology in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology. Dr. Jerath is Director of the UNC Allergy & Immunology Clinic.