Lanny Rosenwasser

 Lanny Rosenwasser

University of Missouri at Kansas City, Children's Mercy Hospital, USA

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World Allergy Organization Journal publishes original research, clinical reviews, position papers, and epidemiological studies that contribute to current knowledge in patient care. With authors, reviewers and readers representing all geographic regions, the journal provides a truly global perspective on allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.

The worldwide platform of the WAO Journal offers a special opportunity for exchange of information and ideas among different regions of the world. But it is worth remembering that we are all dedicated to the care of patients with allergic diseases, and the Journal is dedicated to promoting any activity that enhances our capabilities in this area and extends new knowledge and information.

Dr. Lanny J. Rosenwasser is the Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Pediatric Immunology Research and Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy/Immunology Division, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. He is also Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at University of Missouri-Kansas City-School of Medicine. For 17 years, Dr. Rosenwasser was the Stephen and Marjorie Raphael Chair in Asthma Research and Professor in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver. He was also Professor of Medicine and Immunology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Rosenwasser is Past President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and he is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is currently President-Elect of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) and has served on the WAO Board of Directors for the past seven years. He is presently Editor-in-Chief of the World Allergy Organization Journal and has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Immunology, Cellular Immunology, Genes and Immunity and the International Archives of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Rosenwasser has also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Year Book of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology from 1994-2006.

Dr. Rosenwasser has published over 170 original publications as well as invited reviews and book chapters in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and Journal of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Rosenwasser has also served on a number of government and foundation committees for grant review including NIAID-AIDS RC, NIH-IMS, AF, AHA, ALA, GRC-AAAAI, NIAID-Hyper accelerated ID scientific review group, and NHLBI AsthmaNet Protocol Review Committee.

Dr. Rosenwasser’s research interests include the molecular, cellular and genetic regulation of cytokines, the genetics of atopy and asthma, the role of cytokines in asthma, vasculitis, and eosinophilic disorders. Dr. Rosenwasser is one of the discoverers of the cytokine Interleukin-1 and was amongst the first to identify cytokine genetic variants in allergy and asthma.

Dr. Rosenwasser received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and in 1997 received the Solomon A. Berson Alumni Achievement Award for research in clinical science from NYU. He also received the NIAID Allergic Diseases Academic Award (1984-1989). Dr. Rosenwasser has also delivered many named lectureships nationally and internationally.

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