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Iweala, Burks Publish Review of Study about IgE-Producing B Cells in Gut Tissues
Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, and Wesley Burks, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health, published a review of a recent study looking at how IgE-producing B cells in the gut expand the gut’s role in food allergy.
Located in News / 2020 / May
Hernandez Featured on AAAAI Podcast About Vaping
Michelle Hernandez, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, discusses e-cigarettes and vaping on the latest episode of "Conversations from the World of Allergy," a podcast from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / September 26
The Allergist Dad
Located in News / 2019 / September
New Peanut Allergy Treatment Passes Phase 2 Trial, Shows Effectiveness and Safety
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Edwin Kim, MD, show that tiny under-the-tongue doses of peanut protein can offer safe and substantial protection against peanut allergy.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Immunotherapy for Egg Allergy May Allow Patients to Eat Egg Safely for Years after Treatment
Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study show what life after egg oral immunotherapy can look like for people with egg allergies.
Located in News / 2019 / February
Eating Small Amounts of Peanut after Immunotherapy May Extend Allergy Treatment Benefits
Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study are encouraging for those suffering from peanut allergies.
Located in News / 2019 / February
Likelihood of Tick Bite to Cause Red Meat Allergy Could Be Higher than Previously Thought
Scott Commins, MD, PhD, and his team found the red meat allergy-causing alpha-gal – a sugar in nearly all mammal blood except for humans – is found in tick saliva regardless of whether the tick had recently fed on an animal, challenging previous theories.
Located in News / 2019 / February
School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List
Fourteen UNC School of Medicine faculty members were listed by Clarivate Analytics in the company’s 2018 Highly Cited Research list.
Located in News / 2018 / December
Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM
The treatment, AR101 from Aimmune Therapeutics, was based on research conducted in the lab of Wesley Burks, MD. It significantly increased the amount of peanut protein tolerated. UNC’s Edwin Kim, MD, MS, was PI at the UNC site of this international trial.
Located in News / 2018 / November
UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients
Michelle Hernandez, MD, associate medical director of the N.C. Children’s Allergy & Asthma Center, led a study that followed 23 asthma patients in North Carolina to show that even with optimized treatment for persistent asthma, patients experienced respiratory and systemic effects from exposure to low levels of ozone.
Located in News / 2018 / September