In February 2000, NIAID convened a panel of internationally recognized scientists to evaluate the Institute's extramural asthma and allergy research program. Panel members reviewed summaries of the current scientific components of the program, an analysis of the allocation of resources among the components, and a draft of the NIAID Plan for Research on Asthma and Allergic Diseases developed by Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation program staff. The panel was asked to make recommendations regarding the scope and timeliness of the NIAID extramural asthma and allergy research program with respect to new scientific opportunities that warrant the commitment of NIAID resources. The panel members were also asked to recommend strategies to accelerate the translation of basic and preclinical research findings into interventions that will improve the treatment and lead to the prevention of asthma and allergic diseases, particularly in disadvantaged populations.
Andrew Saxon, M.D. (co-chair)UCLA School of Medicine
Jack A. Elias, M.D. (co-chair)Yale University School of Medicine
K. Frank Austen, M.D.Brigham & Women's Hospital
William W. Busse, M.D.University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Robert Coffman, Ph.D.DNAX Research Institute
Stephen J. Galli, M.D.Stanford University
Stephen T. Holgate, Bsc, M.D., Dsc, FRCP, FRCPathUniversity of Southampton David H. Mack, Ph.D.Eos Biotechnology, Inc.
Floyd Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.Howard University College of Medicine
Dean Metcalfe, M.D.National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Wayne J. Morgan, M.D.University of Arizona College of Medicine
Carole Ober, Ph.D.University of Chicago
Thomas A.E. Platts-Mills, M.D., Ph.D.University of Virginia
Jonathan Samet, M.D., M.S.The Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of Hygiene and Public Health
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Last Updated August 11, 2005