Trainees present at national ACAAI Meeting

Two residents—one in her second-year, the other a recent graduate and now allergy/immunology fellow—recently presented work in a poster session at the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (ACAAI) in Louisville, Kentucky.

Madalyn Walsh, MD, and John Salomone, MD, were both on hand to discuss and take questions about their retrospective study demonstrating the association of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria. Their project built on previous work begun by then-allergy/immunology fellow Rob Szalewski, MD (F, ’20), and Interim Director of the Division of Immunology Benjamin Davis, MD, PhD.

Davis praised Walsh and Salomone on their “wonderful work” advancing the previous study as well as on their presentation skills. Of the study itself, Davis noted, “At the outset, we thought we were going to prove the opposite of our conclusion. I guess, while you can make assumptions, you can’t change where the data takes you.”

Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Director Mary Beth Fasano, MD, who was also present at the ACAAI meeting, said it was “great to see our talented current and former residents making a mark at the national level.”

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