Professor's Night: Kari Nadeau, New Advances in our Understanding of Food Allergy
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Professor Kari Nadeau, M.D., Ph.D.
will speak on
New Advances in our Understanding of Food Allergy
Food allergy is common and life threatening. One out of 13 children and 1 out of 25 adults suffer from food allergies. With an average of 6% of the population [adults and children; (CDC, 2009 Census)] being affected by food allergy, and with a doubling of prevalence over the last 10 years, the disease of food allergy is an epidemic. New studies have shown that it is less likely that a child will lose their food allergies in adulthood and therefore more and more adults have life threatening food allergies.
6:00 PM: No-host bar and catered dinner
7:30 PM: Presentation by Prof. Nadeau, dessert and coffee
Dr. Kari Nadeau is an associate professor for pediatrics at the Stanford School of Medicine specializing in immunology and allergy. She established the Stanford Alliance for Food Allergy Research in 2010, which she directs. Dr. Nadeau has authored or co-authored more than 80 original papers and has maintained an interest in the study of immune mechanisms in allergy and asthma for more than 20 years. Her laboratory focuses on the study of immunological mechanisms involved in the cause, diagnosis, and therapy for allergy and asthma. Dr. Nadeau oversees a clinical research team that focuses on asthma and allergy clinical studies. She also focuses her efforts on collaborating and on mentoring others in the field of allergy and asthma. Among the numerous accolades she has garnered are the Junior Faculty Award, Clinical Immunological Society (2010); National Junior Faculty Award, American Lung Association (2009); Stanford Free Clinics Teaching Award, Stanford Medical School (June 2007); and Mary Hewitt Loveless Award, Loveless Foundation (July 2006-July 2009).