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2020 AAAAI Honorary Award Recipients

Allied Health Professionals Recognition Award

Sedlak

Presented in recognition of service to the allergy/immunology allied health community as a leader, mentor and educator.
Debra A. Sedlak, MSN CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Duke University Medical Center
 

Distinguished Clinician Award

Brough

Presented in recognition for outstanding contributions toward the field of Food Allergy, particularly peanut allergy.
Helen A. Brough, MD PhD FAAAAI
Consultant and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Evelina London, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
 

Distinguished Clinician Award

 Pongracic

Presented in recognition of signicant clinical contributions and impact on the field of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, particularly in the areas of patient care in asthma and food allergy, and leadership in training of clinicians in Allergy and Immunology.
Jacqueline A. Pongracic, MD FAAAAI
Division Head, Allergy and Immunology & Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
 

Distinguished Layperson Award

 Matney

Presented in recognition of unwavering support and advocacy for Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) patients by promoting awareness among physicians and by funding research to advance understanding of the syndrome’s prevalance and pathophysiology.
Fallon Schultz Matney, MSW LCSW CAM
Founder & President
International Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (IFPIES) Association
 

Distinguished Scientist Award

 Nadeau

Presented in recognition of significant contributions to advances in the understanding of immune mechanisms and regulation of food allergy, and leadership in this area of allergy and immunology investigation.
Kari C. Nadeau, MD PhD FAAAAI
Naddisy Foundation Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Stanford School of Medicine
 

Mentorship Award

 Boyce

Presented in recognition for a lifetime of service as an allergy/immunology mentor for students, residents, fellows, and faculty.
Joshua A. Boyce, MD FAAAAI
Chief, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Albert L. Sheffer Professor of Medicine in the Field of Allergic Disease
Harvard Medical School
 

Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award

 Fineman

Presented in recognition of service to the Emory University School of Medicine allergy/immunology training program as a teacher and mentor.
Stanley M. Fineman, MD MBA FAAAAI
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emoory Universty School of Medicine
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma
 

RSLAAIS Leadership Award

 Demain

Presented in recognition of service to the allergy/immunology local, regional and national communities as a leader, mentor, advocate and educator.
Jeffrey G. Demain, MD FAAAAI
Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Allergy Asthma & Immunology Center of Alaska
 

Special Recognition Award

 Nicklas

Presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters as well as his roles in the FDA as related to allergy and asthma.
Richard A. Nicklas, MD FAAAAI
Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington Medical Center
 

Special Recognition Award

 Wasserman

Presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of Allergy and Immunology as President of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) and also his important contributions as a liaison with the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Stephen I. Wasserman, MD FAAAAI
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of California San Diego

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