McLean, Va. (Oct. 8, 2013) – Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is pleased to announce the election of Seema Aceves, M.D., Ph.D., and Carla Davis, M.D., to its Medical Advisory Board, which comprises some of the nation’s leading experts in the field of food allergy.
FARE’s 13-member Medical Advisory Board plays an invaluable role in advising the organization on food allergy education initiatives, as well as providing medical review of FARE’s publications and web content.
“We are fortunate to have leading allergists from all over the country on our Medical Advisory Board, and we are pleased to welcome Drs. Aceves and Davis to the group,” said John L. Lehr, chief executive officer of FARE. “Their knowledge and experience will be terrific additions to the Board and to FARE’s efforts as we work to serve the food allergy community.”
Aceves completed her degrees as part of the National Institutes of Health-funded Medical Scientist Training at University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) after conducting research with Nobel laureate Edward B. Lewis at the California Institute of Technology. She is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Allergy-Immunology-Rheumatology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and directs the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego.
“It is an honor to serve on the Medical Advisory Board for FARE,” Aceves said. “The mission of bringing awareness to and supporting research in the field of food allergy is of significant importance and I am pleased to be able to assist the organization in its efforts.”
Davis is a specialist in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She established a clinic dedicated to the treatment of food allergy and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders at Texas Children’s Hospital, and has published in the area of allergy and immunodeficiency with a focus in underlying immune mechanism of disease in several peer-reviewed medical journals.
“I’m honored to become part of this esteemed Medical Advisory Board and look forward to working with FARE as it continues to develop educational initiatives in light of the increased prevalence of food allergies in the U.S.,” Davis said.
For a list of FARE’s Medical Advisory Board members, please visit www.foodallergy.org/about/leadership/advisors.