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Please Save the Date: November 3, 2022

The 26th Annual Asthma & Allergy Update will be a day-long CME educational event designed to provide physicians, advanced practice providers, respiratory therapists, social workers, and nurses in the community with an update in the field of asthma and allergy. Venue TBD.


Dr. Croft Awarded K23 from NIEHS for Air Pollution Research

Monday, December 7, 2020

Daniel Croft, MD, MPHDaniel Croft, MD, MPH, has been awarded a K32 research grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study the effect of air pollution on the immune response to respiratory viral infestions in adults. Respiratory viral infections are an important cause of hospitalization and death in adults, and we are concerned that exposure to outdoor air pollution may reduce the body's ability to fight infection. This epidemiology study will examine the association between short-term exposure to outdoor air pollution concentrations and the immune system response to respiratory viral infection, in a population of adult patients hospitalized with severe respiratory viral infections. By studying this link between air pollution and respiratory viral infection, we can learn how to better counsel our patients to avoid specific pollutants in the short term to protect them against severe respiratory infection, while we contribute to decisions on air quality regulations.

UR Medicine Mary Parkes Center’s Real-World Severe Asthma Experience Presented at the American Thoracic Society

Friday, May 15, 2020

The results of controlled clinical trials evaluating treatments for severe asthma were presented in a poster session, "Real World Effectiveness of Biologics in Severe Asthma—University of Rochester Experience," at the Annual American Thoracic Society International Conference, 2020. The study was authored by Mary Parkes Center faculty and staff.

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Golf Tournament Postponed until 2021

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Scene at JBX Golf Tournament, 2019The 25th Annual JBX Golf Tournament which had been scheduled for September 10, 2020, will not take place this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision has not been made easily, but is made with upmost care and concern for our participants, volunteers, staff, businesses and our community as a whole.

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