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To Feed or Not to Feed: Medical Reversal in Food Allergy Prevention
February 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bullitt Club Lecture Series Presents:
Speaker: Edward Iglesia, MD, MPH, Clinical Fellow in Allergy/Immunology, University of North Carolina Hospitals
Lecture information: This lecture will review the recent history of food allergy prevention. This will include reviewing the epidemiology of food allergy, the clinical science data supporting infant allergenic food, and controversies regarding population-based recommendations for food allergy prevention.
Speaker information: Dr. Iglesia is currently a clinical fellow in allergy/immunology at UNC Hospitals. Originally from New Jersey, he completed his undergraduate and medical education at Rutgers University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, respectively, and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency. He has additional training in preventive medicine and public health through UNC’s preventive medicine residency, where he completed his MPH in Health Care and Prevention.
His primary clinical and research interests are in clinical and population approaches to food allergy prevention.
About the Bullitt History of Medicine Club
Formed in 1953, the Bullitt History of Medicine Club is a student organization within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. The club promotes the understanding and appreciation of the historical foundations upon which current medical knowledge and practice is constructed, by encouraging social and intellectual exchanges between faculty members, medical students, and members of the community. The club’s annual McLendon-Thomas Award recognizes the best unpublished essay on an historical topic in the health sciences written by a UNC-Chapel Hill student. Please visit the Bullitt History of Medicine Club website for more information.