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Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation

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Jay kolls
Assembly Chair
Jay Kolls, MD

Welcome to the Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation (AII) assembly. We are one of the largest and most diverse of the ATS assemblies with members interested in all aspects of allergy, asthma, genetics and how the immune response and inflammation regulate host defense and all forms of lung disease, so you are sure to find your niche here. Our members from all over the globe share a desire to better understand pathogenesis of lung diseases with the hope of bringing new treatments to patients.

One of the greatest aspects of the assembly structure is the opportunities for members to get involved! Our assembly has responsibilities for overseeing programming of topics related to our expertise at the international meeting each year, for leading workshops to develop guidelines and reports for evidence-based research and clinical practice, for developing educational materials, for mentoring junior professionals, networking, international affairs and for advocacy. Many of these programs are carried out in collaboration with other assemblies.

We encourage you to reach out and volunteer your time and talents to help advance our assembly mission by working in one of our many sub-committees listed below. I am pleased to follow in the footsteps of out-going assembly chairman, Dr. Mitch Olman, and I welcome hearing from you regarding your ideas or interests.

Sincerely,

Jay Kolls, MD, Assembly Chair
(jkolls1@tulane.edu)

Other Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs:

Angela Rogers, MPH, MD, Program Chair
Fernando Holguin, MD, MPH, Program Chair-Elect
Benjamin T. Suratt, MD, Planning Chair
Jose Gomez-Villalobos, MS, MD, Web Director
Mark A. Aronica, MD, Chair, Asthma Center
Anthony N. Gerber, MD, PhD, (Chair) & Victor Ortega, MD, PhD, (Co-Chair), Section on Genetics & Genomics
Njira Lugogo, MD (Chair) & Ross Vlahos, PhD (Co-Chair) International Relations Advisory Working Group
Stavros Garantziotis, MD, Chair, Microbiome in Lung Disease Working Group
Bruce D. Levy, MD & Gregory Downey, MD, Co-Chairs, Science Core IC Project
John F. Alcorn, PhD, Chair, Science and Innovation Center (SIC)

Last Reviewed: December 2019