NUMC’S MARIANNE FRIERI, MD, PHD, INVITED TO PRESENT AN ASTHMA SYMPOSIUM AT THE AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, EASTERN REGIONAL MEETING - Press Release › NuHealth - Nassau Health Care Corporation

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NUMC’S MARIANNE FRIERI, MD, PHD, INVITED TO PRESENT AN ASTHMA SYMPOSIUM AT THE AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, EASTERN REGIONAL MEETING

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April 2, 2012

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NUMC’S MARIANNE FRIERI, MD, PHD, INVITED TO PRESENT AN ASTHMA SYMPOSIUM AT THE AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, EASTERN REGIONAL MEETING

Marianne Frieri, MD, PhD, attending and chief of allergy and immunology at Nassau University Medical Center, has been invited to present an asthma symposium entitled” Update on Asthma Pathogenesis, Treatment and Airway Remodeling”  at the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) 2012 Eastern Regional Meeting in Washington, DC, on Wednesday April 18, 2012.

Dr. Frieri’s symposium was the only one chosen to be presented, as the selection process was extremely competitive. She selected the past President of the AAAAI, William W. Busse, M.D., FACAAI, FAAAAI, Professor of Medicine Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Larry Borish, M.D., FACAAI, FAAAAI, Professor of Medicine Asthma and Allergic Disease Center, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA to present with her on Airway Remodeling, Treatment and Current Perspectives and Role of Cytokines and TSLP in Asthma Pathogenesis..

 In a letter dated February 9, 2012,  Ravikumar Balasubramanian, MD, PhD  Chair, of the AFMR Eastern Region   stated: “The AFMR Eastern Regional Council was very impressed with the quality of your proposed workshop. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing you this April in DC.”

Established in 1940, the American Federation for Medical Research is an international multi-disciplinary association of scientists engaged in all areas of biomedical investigation-patient-oriented, translational, and basic research. Members are located at government facilities, medical centers, research institutions, and private industry in all 50 states and throughout the world. AFMR fosters research in the medical sciences, provides leadership in articulating and publicizing the aims and goals of scientific research, disseminates the knowledge medical research generates, and identifies and supports efforts to achieve these objectives.

Steven J. Walerstein MD, FACP, NuHealth’s executive vice president for medical affairs and medical director  congratulated Dr. Frieri on her upcoming symposium, “You are to be commended for supporting the mission of AFMR, in promoting understanding of recent advances in biomedical science for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, facilitating the exchange of ideas and information among physicians and other investigators who are concerned with the treatment of disease, and  improving health by fostering research in all medical disciplines through public policy initiatives and educational programs.”

Dr. Frieri completed her post-graduate residency training in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital an affiliate of Northwestern University Medical Center in 1980 and completed a fellowship in Allergy Immunology in the NIAID at the National Institute of Health in 1983, prior to becoming the Director of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Immunology Training in Nassau University Medical Center.  She is triple board certified in internal medicine, allergy immunology and diagnostic laboratory immunology and Professor of Medicine and Pathology at SUNY Stony Brook.  Dr. Frieri is a professor of medicine and pathology at the State University of NY at Stony Brook and on the faculty at New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She served on the ACAAI Board of Regents from 1994 until 1997, and on the JCAAI Board of Directors from 2001 until 2005.  She currently serves on the college committees for allergy/immunology training director’s planning, basic and clinical immunology, international food allergy symposium, membership recruitment, pregnancy, women in allergy and women’s health.  She was selected by ACAAI and AMA for the ACGME  RRC, for Allergy Immunology, 2006-2011, and by ACAAI for the US Gloria Advisory Board in 2008-2009.  She was honored with the ACAAI 2006 Distinguished Fellow Award and 2008 Distinguished Service Award and received Women in Allergy Award in 2002 and from the AAAAI in 2003. Dr. Frieri is past president of the Long Island Allergy and Asthma Society, 1995-97 and currently serves on the Board of Directors and CME committee. Her many other tributes included the CSEA Women in Local Government Recognition Award and Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.

“I am both humbled and honored to be selected to present my symposium at such a prestigious conference. I thank the AFMR for allowing me this wonderful opportunity and I look forward to sharing my acquired knowledge on cardiovascular rick in autoimmune rheumatic disorders,” said Dr. Frieri.

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