Donald Leung and JACI Editors Allergy/Immunology Research Fund

Background: Dr. Donald Leung, is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) and has served for the past 15 years. Under his leadership, the impact factor of our journal has risen from 3.7 to 12.047, reflecting a marked improvement in publications of research dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases. JACI is the most highly cited Journal in the field of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology and is the most visible official publication of The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). With the recent decline in NIH funding and restrictions from other funding sources, it is critical to establish new sources of research funding to maintain outstanding research in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. Without outstanding research, there is a threat to the advancement of new treatments in diseases seen by experts in the Allergy-Immunology specialty. The quality of research in Allergy-Clinical Immunology could drop due to an erosion of talented researchers and clinicians in the allergy, asthma and immunology field.  

As one of his initiatives to support and enhance research in allergy and immunology and maintain JACI’s high impact factor, he and the AAAAI Foundation are initiating a new $4,000,000 research fund. The “Donald Y. M. Leung, MD, PhD-JACI ARTrust Partnership Lecture” commemorates the launch of this effort and the opportunity to advance the knowledge and treatment of allergy, asthma and immunologic diseases by providing a perpetual source of funding for research. The vision is to support quality, cutting edge translational and basic research suitable for publication in JACI and further advance patient care and the credibility of allergy / immunology. We encourage all individuals interested in securing the future of scientifically based patient care to consider donating to this exciting new funding opportunity. The faster we grow the fund, the quicker awards can be provided. Our vision is to have the first awards at the time Dr. Donald Leung’s term as Editor ends. The ARTrust has committed $500,000 of dollar for dollar matching funds from within the existing corpus. Combined with over $500,000 already committed from generous individuals, the fund has topped $1,000,000 in commitments. Please join these individuals to make this vision a reality. We encourage you to celebrate the contributions of Dr. Donald Leung, the other JACI Editors and editorial staff and the success of JACI with a generous donation to the Donald Leung and JACI Editors Allergy/Immunology Research Fund through the AAAAI Foundation website. Together we can do more. A contribution to AAAAI Foundation is “Investing Together in our Future.”

If you are interested in contributing to the Donald Leung and JACI Editors Allergy/Immunology Research Fund online click here or if you prefer to send a check or to create a pledge click here. For questions or to make a contribution by phone call the AAAAI Foundation office at 414-272-6071.

Donor Name
$50K and UP Donors:
Donald Y. M. Leung, MD PhD FAAAAI and Susan B. Leung
Steve & Nancy Carell
William T. Shearer, MD PhD FAAAAI & Lynn Des Prez
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
$20K up to $49,999 Donors:
Harold S. Nelson, MD FAAAAI
Dennis K. Ledford, MD FAAAAI
National Jewish Health
$10K up to $19,999 Donors:
Raif S. Geha, MD FAAAAI
Northwestern University Division of Allergy - Immunology
Michael Schatz, MD MS FAAAAI
Kari C. Nadeau, MD PhD FAAAAI & Mr. Paul Jackson
Lynda C. Schneider, MD FAAAAI
Hirohisa Saito, MD PhD FAAAAI
Scott H. Sicherer, MD FAAAAI
Andrea J. Apter, MD MA MSc FAAAAI
Joshua A. Boyce, MD FAAAAI
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Division of Allergy/Immunology
Raif S. Geha, MD FAAAAI
Luigi D. Notarangelo, MD
Hans C. Oettgen, MD PhD FAAAAI
Dale Umetsu, MD FAAAAI & Rosemarie DeKryuff, PhD
Richard W. Weber, MD FAAAAI
Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD FAAAAI
Peter Creticos, MD FAAAAI
Talal A. Chatila, MD
Hugh A. Sampson, MD FAAAAI
$5K up to $9,999 Donors:
David B. Peden, MD MS FAAAAI
Rebecca S. Gruchalla, MD PhD FAAAAI
Robert K. Bush, MD FAAAAI
Wiliam Busse, MD FAAAAI
Pedro C. Avila, MD FAAAAI
Combined Gift: Curtis T. Moody, MD FAAAAI & Frank J. Twarog, MD PhD FAAAAI
Group Leaders of the Swiss Inst of A&A Res (SIAF): On behalf of  Dr. C. Akdis, Dr. Crameri, Dr. M. Akdis, Dr. O'Mahony, Dr. Rhyner
Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society, Inc
Kevin J. Kelly, MD FAAAAI
Jonathan M. Spergel, MD PhD FAAAAI
Stanley J. Szefler, MD FAAAAI
Sally E. Wenzel, MD FAAAAI
$2,500 up to $4,999 Donors:
Emma Guttman, MD PhD & James G. Krueger, MD PhD
Mitchell R. Lester, MD FAAAAI
Pedro C. Avila, MD FAAAAI
Allen P. Kaplan, MD FAAAAI
Marc E. Rothenberg, MD PhD FAAAAI
Bruce S. Bochner, MD FAAAAI
David H. Broide, MB ChB FAAAAI
Francisco Bonilla, MD
Xui-min Li, MD
Hae-Sim Park, MD FAAAAI
Fred D. Finkelman, MD
James Baker
Dr. Lisa A. Beck & Dr. Steve N. Georas
Mark Boguniewicz, MD FAAAAI
Martin Broff, MD
A. Wesley Burks, MD FAAAAI
Thomas B. Casale, MD FAAAAI
Center for Allergy, Asthma & Immunology on behalf of  Dr. Randolph & Dr. Dreyfus
Linda Cox, MD FAAAAI
Executive Director, Inc.
Qutayba Hamid, MD PhD FAAAAI
John M. James, MD FAAAAI
John M. Kelso, MD FAAAAI
Monica Kraft, MD
Stanley H. and Henny J. Krantz
James T. Li, MD PhD FAAAAI
Phillip L. Lieberman, MD FAAAAI
Richard F. Lockey, MD FAAAAI
Andrew MacGinnitie, MD PhD
Phillip S. Norman, MD
Professor Ruby Pawankar, MD PhD FAAAAI
Stokes Peebles, Jr., MD FAAAAI
Johannes Ring, MD FAAAAI
Howard Silk, MD FAAAAI
Ronald A. Simon, MD FAAAAI
F. Estelle Simons, MD FAAAAI & Keith Simons, PhD
E. Rand Sutherland, MD MPH
Michael C. Young, MD
Robert S. Zeiger, MD PhD FAAAAI
$1,000 to $2,499 Donors:
Colorado Allergy and Asthma Society
Gerald J. Gleich, MD FAAAAI & Kristin M. Leiferman, MD FAAAAI
Harald E. Renz, MD
Margitta Worm, MD
Allergy & Immunology Associates Of Ann Arbor, P.C.
Mark Ballow, MD FAAAAI
Kathleen C. Barnes, PhD FAAAAI
Gordon Bloomberg, MD FAAAAI
Vernon Chinchilli, Phd
Mariana Castells, MD PhD FAAAAI
Theodore Jenwen Chu, MD FAAAAI
Thomas J. Fischer, MD FAAAAI
Ramsay Fuleihan, MD
Robert Fuhlbrigge, MD
Paul A. Greenberger, MD FAAAAI
Andrew Hawryluk, PhD
Richard J. Hawryluk, PhD
David R. Katzen, MD
James Maguire, MD FAAAAI
Ichiro Nomura, MD
Peck Y. Ong, MD FAAAAI
David S. Pearlman, MD FAAAAI
Chaim Roifman, MD
John Saryan, MD FAAAAI
Justine Stamen Arrillaga
Stupp Bros. Bridge and Iron Co. Foundation
$500 up to $999 Donors:
Bo Ryu
Daniel L. Hamilos, MD
Jon M. Hanifin, MD FAAAAI
Timothy J. Craig, DO FAAAAI
Seema S. Aceves, MD PhD FAAAAI
Philip W. Askenase, MD FAAAAI
Amal H. Assa'ad, MD FAAAAI
Stephen C. Dreskin, MD PhD FAAAAI
Erwin Gelfand, MD FAAAAI
Deborah A. Gentile, MD
James E. Gern, MD FAAAAI
Dae Gon Han
Robert G. Hamilton, PhD DABMLI FAAAAI
James J. Herman, MD FAAAAI
Alan David Irvine, MD
Dr. Richard B. Johnston, Jr.
Sai R. Nimmagadda, MD FAAAAI
Alan Shafner
Up to $499 Donors:
Lianghua Bin, MD PhD
Gideon Lack, MD
Anthony Horner, MD
Charles and Allison McAlpin
Richard Gallo, MD PhD
Alan B. Goldsobel, MD FAAAAI
Bruce Mazer, MD FAAAAI
Nicole Pierce
Michiko Oyoshi, PhD
Mark Slifka, PhD
Cheryl S. Hankin, PhD
Byung Eui Kim, MD PhD
Tyler Hassen
Mitchells H. Grayson, MD FAAAAI
Rachel L. Miller, MD FAAAAI
Stuart Abramson, MD PhD FAAAAI
K. Frank Austen, MD FAAAAI
Ivan D. Cardona, MD
Anne Carney
Diane Gold
Fineman,Stanley Family Philanthropic Fund
Glenn Furuta, MD
Angela Leaney
Patricia Merkel
Courtney Nelson and Associates, Inc.
Jordan Orange, MD PhD FAAAAI
Rosanne Prasuhn
Jane Unzeitig, MD FAAAAI
Jolan Walter, MD MPH
Denielle Webb
S. Allan Bock, MD FAAAAI
Caroline Bronchick
Manish Butte, MD PhD
Rajesh Shrestha

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