From Discovery to Delivery: Research at Work Against Allergies and Asthma

Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
Gold Room: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
United States
Event Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016
12:00-1:00 p.m.

May is Allergy and Asthma Awareness month-- an opportune time to explore the multi-pronged, public/private sector “process behind progress” in the fight against these high burden health threats. During the briefing, researchers in the field will tell that story, from bench to bedside. Lisa Simpson, president & CEO of AcademyHealth, will moderate the briefing.

Featured speakers will include:

Vernetta Santos and family, Allergy and Asthma advocates 
Patient Perspective

Kirk Druey, M.D., Chief, Molecular Signal Transduction Section, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 
Basic Research Perspective

Catherine Bonuccelli, M.D., Therapeutic Area Head, Respiratory, GlaxoSmithKline
Clinical Research Perspective

Tyra Bryant-Stephens, M.D., Founder and Medical Director, Community Asthma Prevention Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Population Health Research Perspective

Michael Cabana, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) 
Health Services Research Perspective

The briefing is hosted by AcademyHealth, Research!America, Allergy and Asthma Network, GlaxoSmithKline and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 

To RSVP, please complete this form. Contact Jacqueline Lagoy at or 571-482-2715 with any further questions.

See the AcademyHealth event website and our flyer for more information.

Media Contacts

Tim Haynes
Senior Director of Communications 

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