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Cow's Milk Protein Allergy in Term and Preterm Infants, Clinical Manifestations, Immunologic Pathophysiology, and Management Strategies, by Amy D. Burris, MD, Jonathan Burris, MD and Kirsi M. Järvinen, MD, PhD, was #1 of the top 5 NeoReviews articles viewed by readers in 2020!

November 10, 2021

Covid Infection and Covid Vaccination Both Produce Antibody Response in Breast Milk.

 Bridget Young, Ph.D., and Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, Ph.D., M.D., were interviewed by Rochester First (Nov. 10) about their study published in JAMA Pediatrics.  The study found evidence that mothers with two types of immunity from COVID, disease-acquired (those who have contracted COVID and recovered) and mRNA vaccination-acquired, produced breast milk with active SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

October 12, 2021

  • John J. Condemi Award
    Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center received the John J. Condemi Award, given to medical professionals who have improved life, health and hope for individuals and families with life-threatening allergies through clinical treatment and new research. 

September 28, 2021

August 23, 2021

This is a two-year award of $120,000, per year, in recognition of outstanding professional achievements and promise as a community-oriented clinical researcher.

April 8, 2021

  • Vaccinated Mothers Are Trying to Give Babies Antibodies Via Breast Milk
    The New York Times - Research is too premature for vaccinated mothers who are breastfeeding to act as if their babies can’t get infected, says Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, the chief of pediatric allergy and immunology and the Founders’ Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Allergy. “There is no direct evidence that the COVID antibodies in breast milk are protecting the infant—only pieces of evidence suggesting that could be the case.”

breast milk and Covid positive mothersFebruary 10, 2021

July 16, 2020

April 24, 2019

March 9, 2019

  • Pediatric Allergy Provider Update
    The inaugural Pediatric Allergy Provider Update was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The conference allows medical professionals, who provide care to pediatric patients, to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease in children.

March 13, 2019

November 20, 2018

October 27, 2018Food Allergy Symposium Photo

  • Food Allergy Symposium
    Our first annual food allergy symposium for parents and caregivers of children with food allergies was held in October. The event included topics on new research, emerging therapies and nutritional management, followed by a panel discussion with experts.

May 22, 2018

  • Assembly Update: Epinephrine/Allergies/ and Anaphylaxis
    Assemblyman Abinanti discusses the need for education in respect to epinephrine auto-injectors with allergist Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, Food Allergy Research and Education advocate Jennifer Jobrack, and NYS families whose children died when first responders failed to use epinephrine.

September 22, 2017

January 05, 2017

  • New guidelines recommend giving peanut-based foods to babies to prevent allergies
    WHEC interview with Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D.

August 17, 2016

October 5, 2015

March 16, 2015