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Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology

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Welcome from the Interim Chief

Jennifer Anolik, MD, PhDWelcome to the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology (AIR). This Division has a long history of providing excellence in patient care, medical research, and education that dates back to the 1950’s. Our current faculty and staff are not only committed to carrying on this tradition but are also recognized nationally as leaders in their field.

We provide timely, comprehensive, individualized, state-of-the-art medical care to patients with musculoskeletal, autoimmune, and allergic diseases. We act as advocates for our patients and seek to improve treatments outcomes and quality of life.

Our faculty perform cutting edge investigation in basic science and translational research as we seek to expand our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie inflammatory, allergic and autoimmune disorders, with the goal of developing more effective and less toxic treatments.

We are also committed to educating the next generation of Allergists/Immunologists and Rheumatologists. Being a combined division with close ties to Pediatrics as well as many other Departments in the Medical Center including Orthopedics, Dermatology and others offers our fellows numerous unique opportunities.

Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D.
Interim Division Chief
Associate Chair of Research, Department of Medicine

Upcoming Speakers and Events

AIR Conferences

Allergy/Immunology Grand Rounds:
"Inflammasomes: Inflammation, Host Defense, Autoinflammatory Syndromes, and Homeostasis"

John Looney, MD
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, URMC

September 2, 2021

Rheumatology Grand Rounds:
"Pediatric Rheumatology for the Adult Rheumatologist"

Andrew Long, MD
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, URMC

September 9, 2021

Allergy/Immunology Grand Rounds:
"How Might the Infant Immune System have Developed Before the Allergy Epidemic"

Kirsi Jarvinsen-Seppo, MD, PhD
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, URMC

September 9, 2021

Rheumatology Grand Rounds:
"Thinking Fast and Slow: Bias and Decision Making in Medicine"

Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, URMC

September 16, 2021

AIR/Dermatology Grand Rounds:
"Avoiding Early Diagnostic Closure"

Nicolle Fett, MD
Professor of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University

September 30, 2021

Allergy/Immunology Grand Rounds:
"Atopy as a Monogenic Entity: Beyond 'Hyper IgE'"

Katherine Tuttle, MD
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, URMC

October 7, 2021

Rheumatology Grand Rounds:
"The Enthesis in SpA: Emerging Concepts and Unanswered Questions"

Beth Marson, MD
Division of Allergy/Immunoloyg and Rheumatology, URMC

October 7, 2021

Rheumatology/Radiology Conference

Indrit Greca, MD
Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, URMC

October 7, 2021

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Dr. John J. Condemi Lecture in Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology

Dr. Richard Alan Furie
Professor, Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Northwell Health
Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

October 19, 2021

Allergy/Immunology Grand Rounds:
"Gut Microbial Derived Metabolomics of Asthma/Allergic Diseases"

Kathleen Lee-Sarwar MD
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

October 21, 2021

AIR/Ophthalmology Joint Grand Rounds Conference

Pediatric Uveitis

Dr Alex Levin, Dr Christina Schutt and Dr Bethany Marston, URMC

Recent News

September 2, 2021
Drs. Anolik and Barnas Author Chapter in Comprehensive Reference Textbook on Lupus

March 29, 2021
Dr. Christopher Palma Leads Study of COVID Treatment at URMC

December 4, 2020
AIR Research Presented at National Meeting

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John Looney, MDThe University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Chosen as a World Allergy Organization Center of Excellence

John Looney, MD, Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, MD, PhD, Steve Georas, MD, Sandy Khurana, MD, and Lisa Beck, MD have been awarded a WAO Center of Excellence. The WAO provides educational outreach programs, symposia and lectureships in 100 countries around the world. Centers of Excellence are tasked with intensifying and accelerating multi-disciplinary scientific and clinical research, education, and training in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

Jennifer Anolik, MDJennifer Anolik, MD, PhD Named Associate Chair of Research for the Department of Medicine

As Associate Chair of Research, Dr. Jennifer Anolik will be collaborating with Dr. Stephen Hammes, Vice Chair for Research and Academic Affairs. They have been tasked with the oversight and continued development of the academic and research missions in the Department of Medicine.