UNC School of Medicine Experts to Present New Research at AAAAI and SRNT Annual Meetings in San Francisco

Feb. 19, 2019 21:36 UTC

The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) conference along with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference are happening this weekend in San Francisco. UNC School of Medicine (SOM) experts will be available for comment on newly released research and trending topics.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UNC SOM researchers are available to speak to media covering the conferences or interested in the topics. To schedule an interview contact Carleigh Gabryel at 919-864-0580 or Carleigh.Gabryel@unchealth.unc.edu.

Tobacco and Nicotine Experts

Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Tobacco Intervention Programs
Expertise: substance abuse, health policy, tobacco cessation, tobacco regulatory science, disparities in tobacco use, e-cigarettes

Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral research associate, Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communication
Expertise: tobacco product use among youth, individual attitudes toward tobacco products, FDA regulation of tobacco, perception of tobacco communication efforts, dual tobacco use

Justin Byron, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Expertise: tobacco control, health policy, low nicotine content cigarettes, public health communication and messaging

Laurel Sisler
Director, Tobacco Treatment Program
Expertise: tobacco cessation, e-cigarettes, tobacco cessation and cancer

Seth Noar, PhD
Professor, UNC School of Media and Journalism
Member, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Expertise: health communication, effective health messaging, anti-tobacco campaigns, cigarette warning labels

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Experts

Adult Allergies

Edwin Kim, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, UNC Food Allergy Initiative
Program Director, UNC Allergy and Immunology Fellowship
Expertise: food allergies, peanut allergy, oral immunotherapy (OIT), sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT)

Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: management of allergies, asthma, chronic hives, recurrent sinus infections, chronic cough, penicillin allergy testing

Scott Commins, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: alpha-gal meat allergy, food allergies, anaphylaxis, swelling, asthma, hives, insect allergies, seasonal allergies, tick-borne illnesses

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Expertise: environmental allergies, chronic hives and swelling, food allergies, alpha-gal meat allergy, anaphylaxis, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS)

Pediatric Allergies

David Peden, MD, MS
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research, School of Medicine
Expertise: environmental effects on the respiratory system, asthma and COPD, novel treatments for lung and allergic disease

Michelle Hernandez, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Chief Medical Officer and Associate Director of Clinical Research, UNC Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology
Expertise: severe asthma, immunodeficiency and auto-inflammatory syndromes, asthma treatment, environmental effects on asthma

Tim Moran, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Expertise: environmental effects on asthma, development of allergies, airway inflammation

Allison Burbank, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Expertise: environmental pollutant effects on asthma, obesity and asthma, activity and asthma


Carleigh Gabryel, 919-864-0580


Source: UNC Health Care

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