Estelle Simons, MD, FAAAAI, elected Secretary/Treasurer of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
...Estelle Simons, MD, FAAAAI, elected Secretary/Treasurer of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and ImmunologyMILWAUKEE-Estelle Simons, MD, FAAAAI, was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) during its 58th Annual Meeting, March 1-6, 2002, in New York.She will serve as Secretary/Treasurer through March 2003.The AAAAI
is the largest professional medical specialty organization in the United States representing allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic disease.Simons is Professor and Head of the 30-member Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, where she directed the Training Program in Allergy from 1978 to1991.She currently chairs the AAAAI Postgraduate Education Committee.
In September 2003, she
will co-chair the World Allergy Organization
(International Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology) Congress in Vancouver, Canada, which will be sponsored by the AAAAI and the Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
(CSACI).She served as an elected member of the AAAAI Board of Directors from 1996-99.She
is past-Chair of the AAAAI Asthma, Rhinitis and Other Respiratory Diseases Interest Section (1992-93), and has chaired a number of AAAAI committees, including Credentials
(1989-90) and Pharmacotherapeutics
trained in Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology at the University of Washington
research has led to improved understanding of the clinical pharmacology of medications used to treat allergic disorders.She is best known for her work with H1 -antihistamines, inhaled corticosteroids, and adrenergic agonists, most recently epinephrine.
Simons also recognized a new allergic disease – "Skeeter Syndrome" and has contributed to improved understanding of the immunomodulatory role of cytokines and chemokines in allergic disorders.She
has authored or co-authored more than 300 original peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, has edited or co-edited several books, and is one of the new co-editors of the 6th edition of Middleton's Allergy Principles and Practice.She has been an invited speaker/visiting professor on more than 180 occasions, and was recently the Dr. Charles E. Reed Visiting Professor at the Mayo Clinic.
Simons' honors and awards include the Medical Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Scientist Award (1975-1981), the Bruce Chown Professorship (1990-2001), the CSACI Research Award (1991), and the Canadian Medical Association
Medal of Service (1999).She
has been listed in Best Doctors in America since 1990.She
was elected to the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum in 2000.Recently, she
received the National Who's Who in Health Care Award, for which she
was nominated by the parents of her
Established in 1943, the Academy has more 6,000 members in the United States, Canada and 75 other countries.The Academy serves as an advocate to the public by providing educational information through many sources including its Web site at http://www.aaaai.org/.