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Pediatric Allergy-Immunology assists in the diagnosis and management of children with known or suspected immune deficiencies and allergic diseases, such as asthma, skin allergy, and sinusitis. Members of this program are internationally known leaders in the clinical research of allergic diseases and asthma in both children and adults. Our clinicians and researchers lead the world in care and treatment of food allergy, food-related anaphylaxis, and other related disorders. Ongoing clinical trials offer patients and families cutting edge care and the opportunity to participate in the development of new diagnostics and potential treatments for a variety of food allergies.

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  • Allison Burbank MD AAAAI Podcast Episode

    Burbank on AAAAI Podcast for Asthma Awareness Month

    For Asthma Awareness Month, Episode 114 of the AAAAI podcast, Conversations from the World of Allergy, Allison Burbank, MD, offers a detailed and extremely insightful conversation surrounding the latest approaches towards asthma management and goals of therapy.

  • Edwin Kim, MD, MS, Corinne Keet, MD, PhD, and Mike Kulis, PhD

    Drug in OUtMATCH Clinical Trial FDA-Approved for the Reduction of Allergic Reactions from Accidental Food Exposures

    Stage one results from the OUtMATCH clinical trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that a monoclonal antibody, omalizumab, increased the amount of peanut, tree nuts, egg, milk and wheat that multi-food allergic children as young as age one could consume without an allergic reaction. Edwin Kim, MD, MS, Corinne Keet, MD, PhD, and Mike Kulis, PhD, are contributing authors.

  • Ilona Jaspers, PhD

    Jaspers Earns 2024 Society of Toxicology Education Award

    The Society of Toxicology has selected Dr. Ilona Jaspers to receive the 2024 Society of Toxicology Education Award. Ilona Jaspers, PhD is a Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The annual Society of Toxicology Education Award is presented to an individual who is distinguished by the teaching and training of toxicologists and who has made significant contributions to education in the broad field of toxicology.

  • Corinne Keet, MD, PhD

    Antibodies to Cow’s Milk Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Death

    Analyses led by Corinne Keet, MD, PhD, at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, of two longitudinal studies reveal how an increased level of an antibody called immunoglobin (IgE) to cow’s milk is associated to cardiovascular-related death.