UNC Allergist Elected to National Board

Monday, March 8, 2010 — David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).

UNC Allergist Elected to National Board
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David B. Peden, M.D.

MILWAUKEE – David B. Peden, MD, MS, FAAAAI, from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).

Dr. Peden is Chief of the Allergy Division, Associate Chair for Research and Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, and Deputy Director for Child Health Research of the CTSA of the University of North Carolina. He directs the UNC Allergy/Immunology Fellowship (recipient of the 2004 Phoenix Award), and is listed in the Best Doctors Physicians listings. He is currently serving on the Allergy/Immunology RRC as Vice Chair (Chair from 2011-2014), as Associate Editor of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), and has served on the ABAI (2003-2008, Chair in 2006).

Dr. Peden has served the AAAAI in numerous capacities, including leadership positions in the Environmental and Occupational Respiratory Diseases (EORD) Interest Section (Chair 2005-2007), Chair of the Workshop Committee, and is currently a councilor of the Program Directors Assembly. Dr. Peden's research program examines the impact of air pollution in asthma, and he is PI on grants for over $5 million/year from the EPA, NIEHS, NHLBI and NIAID. Dr. Peden has authored over 115 original and review articles, including the chapter on air pollution in Allergy: Principles and Practice. He has served on several NIH study sections, and was appointed to the NC Environmental Management Commission in 2008. Dr. Peden received his BA (1980), MS and MD degrees (1984) at West Virginia University, where he was a resident in Pediatrics (1984-1987, Chief 1986-1987). He trained in Allergy/Immunology at the NIAID from 1987-1992 (Chief, 1988-1989).

The AAAAI (www.aaaai.org) represents allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has nearly 6,500 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries. To find an allergist/immunologist in your area, visit www.aaaai.org/physref.

Contact: Megan Brown, (414) 272-6071, mbrown@aaaai.org

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