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Zeldin Recognized at AAAAI Meeting

By Eddy Ball
April 2009

Zeldin is the NIEHS acting clinical director, a senior investigator and head of the Environmental Cardiopulmonary Disease Group at NIEHS. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

Acting Clinical Director Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D., was recognized for his professional accomplishments at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), held March 13 - 17 in Washington, D.C. Zeldin presented a "State-of-the-Art" lecture to a standing room only crowd at the meeting on "Asthma and Indoor Allergens: The Environmental Perspective" - one of only seven such keynote talks given at the meeting. He also was elected to the Editorial Board of the organization's official publication, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) ( Exit NIEHS.

Zeldin's talk took place March 14 as part of a series of lectures that offered attendees continuing medical education and education credits. The lecture dealt with the impact of indoor air quality including allergens on asthma and the evaluation and management of indoor air to optimize the care of asthma.

As a member of the JACI Editorial Board, Zeldin will be an advisor to a leading journal in the fields of allergy and immunology with an impact factor of 8.115 - placing it first of 17 in the allergy category and ninth of 119 in the immunology category on the 2008 Journal Citation Reports published by Thomson Reuters.

The AAAAI represents asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic disease. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has nearly 6,500 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries.

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