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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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  • Herlihy Donates Kidney

    Herlihy Donates Organ to Save Father’s Life

    Lauren Herlihy, DNP, APRN, CPNP, a nurse practitioner with the Food Allergy Initiative, recently donated a kidney to save her father’s life.

  • Elizabeth Corteselli, PhD

    Welcome New Research Faculty: Elizabeth Corteselli, PhD

    Elizabeth Corteselli joined the Division of Allergy/Immunology and the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology (CEMALB) as an Assistant Professor on March 15, 2023. Dr. Corteselli received her PhD from the UNC Gilling’s School of Global Public Health under the mentorship of Dr. Jim Samet from the U.S. EPA. She conducted her postdoc with received her PhD from the UNC Gilling’s School of Global Public Health under the mentorship of Dr. Jim Samet from the U.S. EPA. She conducted her postdoc with Dr. Yvonne Janssen-Heininger at the University of Vermont where she received a Parker B. Francis Fellowship. Her research interests focus on adverse respiratory effects caused by oxidative stress using innovative experimental models and state-of-the-art techniques. We are thrilled to welcome her back to UNC!

  • Edwin Kim, MD, MS

    Novel Peanut Allergy Treatment Shown to be Safe, Effective, and Lasting

    A four-year clinical trial led by Edwin Kim, MD, at the UNC School of Medicine, has found that an increased dosage of a unique type of peanut allergy immunotherapy continues to show promise for children.

  • Edwin Kim, MD, MS

    Kim Elected as AAAAI Food Allergy Secretary

    Congratulations to Dr. Edwin Kim on his election as Food Allergy & Eosinophilic Disorders (FAED) Interest Section Secretary in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Interest Section Secretaries are responsible for a number of important tasks within the AAAAI. This position ultimately ascends to Interest Section Chair, and is a six-year leadership commitment. All interest section leaders actively participate in the Annual Meeting programming development process and the abstract review process.

    The AAAAI is the leading membership organization of more than 7,000 allergists / immunologists (in the United States, Canada and 72 other countries) and patients’ trusted resource for allergies, asthma and immune deficiency disorders. This membership includes allergist / immunologists, other medical specialists, allied health and related healthcare professionals—all with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases.