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John Leddy Fellowship Research Grants

John Leddy, M.D.The John Leddy Fellowship Research Grants are intended to foster research by fellows in Allergy Immunology or Rheumatology. John Leddy, MD, Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology Division Chief for 26 years from 1970 to 1996, was an extraordinary teacher, scholar, researcher, and compassionate clinician who exemplified all the best traits of an academic physician. His love for immunology and the understanding of disease was contagious. In recognition of his contributions to the Division and the Medical School, this grant program was established in 2022 with the first awards being granted in January of 2023.

2023 Awards

2023 Leddy Fellowship Research Grant recipients Katherine Herman, MD and Karen Kruger, MDAssessing the Impact of Dupilumab on the Development of Food Allergy in Pediatric Patients with Severe Atopic Dermatitis 

Awardee: Katherine Herman, MD, PhD.
Mentors: Lisa Beck, MD and Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, MD, PhD.

The Potential Utility of CD47/TSP-1 Pathway as a Biomarker in Scleroderma Lung Disease

Awardee: Karen Kruzer, MD.
Mentor: Benjamin Korman, MD.