On July 30, AAAAI President Robert A. Wood, MD, FAAAAI, met with Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17) and leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH leaders present included:
• Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, NIH Director
• Anthony S. Fauci, MD, FAAAAI, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director
• Daniel Rotrosen, MD, Director of the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
• Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD, Principal Deputy Director
Dr. Wood shared the following comments about the meeting:
“I was recently invited by Representative Khanna to join him at a meeting with NIH leadership. The purpose of the meeting was to encourage increased funding for allergy research, particularly in food allergy. This was especially exciting for me given my Presidential Initiatives on food allergy. We had a very productive discussion and I left the meeting feeling very grateful to have partners sitting at both sides of the table!”
From left to right: Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD; Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD; Representative Ro Khanna; Anthony S. Fauci, MD, FAAAAI; Robert A. Wood, MD, FAAAAI; and Daniel Rotrosen, MD.