UNC School of Medicine Experts to Present New Research at AAAAI and SRNT Annual Meetings in San Francisco

The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) conference
along with the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
(AAAAI) conference are happening this weekend in San Francisco. UNC
School of Medicine (SOM) experts will be available for comment on newly
released research and trending topics.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UNC SOM researchers are available to speak to media covering the
conferences or interested in the topics. To schedule an interview
contact Carleigh Gabryel at 919-864-0580 or Carleigh.Gabryel@unchealth.unc.edu.

Tobacco and Nicotine Experts

Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Family
Director, Tobacco Intervention Programs
substance abuse, health policy, tobacco cessation, tobacco regulatory
science, disparities in tobacco use, e-cigarettes

Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral research associate,
Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communication
tobacco product use among youth, individual attitudes toward tobacco
products, FDA regulation of tobacco, perception of tobacco communication
efforts, dual tobacco use

Justin Byron, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family
Expertise: tobacco control, health policy, low nicotine
content cigarettes, public health communication and messaging

Laurel Sisler
Director, Tobacco Treatment Program
tobacco cessation, e-cigarettes, tobacco cessation and cancer

Seth Noar, PhD
Professor, UNC School of Media and Journalism
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Expertise: health
communication, effective health messaging, anti-tobacco campaigns,
cigarette warning labels

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Experts

Adult Allergies

Edwin Kim, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of
Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, UNC Food Allergy Initiative
Director, UNC Allergy and Immunology Fellowship
Expertise: food
allergies, peanut allergy, oral immunotherapy (OIT), sublingual
immunotherapy (SLIT), epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT)

Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of
Expertise: management of allergies, asthma, chronic hives,
recurrent sinus infections, chronic cough, penicillin allergy testing

Scott Commins, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of
Expertise: alpha-gal meat allergy, food allergies,
anaphylaxis, swelling, asthma, hives, insect allergies, seasonal
allergies, tick-borne illnesses

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of
Expertise: environmental allergies, chronic hives and
swelling, food allergies, alpha-gal meat allergy, anaphylaxis, mast cell
activation syndrome (MCAS)

Pediatric Allergies

David Peden, MD, MS
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Translational Research, School of Medicine
environmental effects on the respiratory system, asthma and COPD, novel
treatments for lung and allergic disease

Michelle Hernandez, MD
Associate Professor, Department of
Chief Medical Officer and Associate Director of Clinical
Research, UNC Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology
severe asthma, immunodeficiency and auto-inflammatory syndromes, asthma
treatment, environmental effects on asthma

Tim Moran, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of
Expertise: environmental effects on asthma, development
of allergies, airway inflammation

Allison Burbank, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of
Expertise: environmental pollutant effects on asthma,
obesity and asthma, activity and asthma


Carleigh Gabryel, 919-864-0580

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