UC San Diego pediatric allergy/immunology physician-scientist Seema Sharma Aceves, MD, PhD, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

She was formally inducted into the Society in a ceremony at the ASCI annual meeting in Chicago on April 26.

“It is a true honor to be included in this distinguished group of translational research leaders,” Aceves said.

“Seema represents the best and the brightest among clinical investigators today,” said Gary S. Firestein, MD, who nominated her for the honor.

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Harold Hoffman, M.D.,
recently co-discovered the gene for a cold urticarial (hives) syndrome that he originally described. His findings were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Anthony Horner, M.D., recently published work identifying a novel role for house dust in the activation of NKT (natural killer T) cells, which are important in development of airway inflammation. This work was featured on the cover of the Journal of Experimental Medicine and reviewed in the Journal of Asthma Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Seema Aceves, M.D., Ph.D., was the senior author on recently published international guidelines for the diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis in adults and children.