2015 Award Recipients

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Foundation, Inc. (AAAAI Foundation) Formerly the ARTrust™


ALA/ARTrust Allergic Diseases Research Award

$150,000 paid over 2 years
Suzanne L. Cassel, MD FAAAAI
“Role of discrete Th17 subsets in steroid refractory asthma”
University of Iowa

“I am honored to receive the ALA/ARTrust Award. With this support I’ve expanded my studies into revealing the pathways by which Th17 asthmatic responses develop.”


ARTrust Faculty Development Award

$300,000: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018
Andrew Kau, MD, PhD
“The Microbiota and Mucosal Immune Responses in the Development of Asthma”
Washington University School of Medicine

"Receiving the ARTrust Faculty development award is a privilege and will play a transformative role in developing and expanding our research program investigating the role of the human microbiota in the development of asthma."


Hope APFED /ARTrust Pilot Grant Award


$140,000: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017
Jointly funded by the APFED and ARTrust.
Antonella Cianferoni, MD, PhD, FAAAAI
“Genotype Phenotype Correlation in Eosinophilic Esophagitis”
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

"This award will allow me to focus my research on understanding which role genetic variations play in each individual patient, potentially making it easier in the future to predict the best therapy to use in a single patient based on his/her own genetic makeup. This grant will also make it possible to gather more preliminary data to apply for a NIH grant and continue future research."


ARTrust/TMS Research Award in Mastocytosis and/or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome  

$60,000:  July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016
Jonathan Lyons, MD
“Convergence of Autosomal Dominant Familial Tryptasemia and Mast Cell Associated Diseases”
Jointly funded by the ARTrust and The Mastocytosis Society

“It is an honor to be selected as the ARTrust/TMS awardee.  With the aid of these funds, we seek to identify the functional role of inherited elevations in serum tryptase among patients with mast cell associated diseases.”

Past Award Recipients

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