Research is a major part of the program in Penn State’s Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic. We are active in clinical research studies, basic laboratory research and translational research.
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Research topics of interest include:
- Chronic obstructive lung disease
- Drug allergies
- Alpha1-anti-trypsin deficiency
- Hereditary angioedema
- Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Biomarkers to diagnose and characterize allergic diseases
- Mechanisms of regulation of inflammation
- Rhinitis and the effect on sleep
We follow one of the largest group of hereditary angioedema patients in the United States, and this allows multiple research opportunities for students, residents and fellows.
As a group, we have successfully worked with more than 50 medical students in their research projects, and each year have multiple students presenting their research at our national conferences. We have also mentored many residents in their research projects.
Faoud T. Ishmael, MD, PhD is Research Director of the Penn State Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic.
Many educational events are part of the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic.
The Allergy and Immunology Educational Conference Series is held 8 to 11 a.m. each Wednesday in the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Pulmonary Conference Room.
A community-based Continuing Medical Education event, Innovations in Allergy and Immunology, is held annually. The next event will be Sept. 7, 2017, at the Hershey Lodge.
Most of the clinic team attends the annual conference of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. The next such event will be March 2017 in Atlanta. Faoud T. Ishmael, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, will present on “Gender Differences of Eosinophilic Inflammation in Asthma.”