Committees

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee meets on an as-needed basis to develop the extent and the manner in which CIS pursues actions to influence government policy at the state and federal level.

 

Chair
Peter Mustillo, MD - Nationwide Children's Hospital

 

Members
Jennifer Heimall, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Nicholas L. Hartog, MD - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and Spectrum Health Medical Group
Jennifer Leiding, MD - University of South Florida
Paul Maglione, MD, PhD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Joyce Yu, MD - Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

 

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CME Committee

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee is responsible for review and oversight of CME activity planning, interaction with planners and speakers, content development and review, and the management of commercial support for all directly and jointly sponsored CME activities in addition to oversight of the ACCME re-accreditation process every four years. This committee meets approximately four times per year via conference call.

 

Chair
Joud Hajjar, MD, MS - Baylor College of Medicine

 

Members
Zoulfia Allakhverdi, PhD - CHU Ste-Justine Hospital
Jasmeen Dara, MD - Montefiore Medical Center
Sarah Glover, DO - University of Florida
Neema Izadi, MD, MS - Children's Hospital Los Angeles/Keck School of Medicine
Artemio Jongco, MPH MD PhD - Northwell Health
Gene Schwartz, MD - UC and CCHMC
Donald Vinh, MD - McGill University Health Centre
Brant Ward, MD, PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University
Manar Abdalgani, MBBS - Children's Minnesota

 

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DLI Committee

The mission of the Diagnostic Laboratory Committee will be to create, promote and curate all matters relevant to DLI in its contribution to the overall mission of the CIS (to facilitate education, translational research and novel approaches to therapy in clinical immunology to promote excellence in the care of patients with immunologic/inflammatory disorders).


Chair
Vijaya Knight, MD, PhD, (D)ABMLI - University of Colorado


Members

Jack Bleesing, MD, PhD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Janet Chou, MD - Children's Hospital Boston
Attila Kumanovics, MD - Univeristy of Utah
Sara Nandiwada, PhD, (D)ABMLI - Texas Children's Hospital
Maurice O'Gorman, PhD, MBA, MSc, D(ABMLI) - University of Southern California, CHLA
Amir A. Sadighi Akha, MD, DPhil - Mayo Clinic
Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD - University of Washington

 

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ECI Committee

The Early Career Immunologists (ECI) Committee is responsible for developing and overseeing benefits and programs for current and future Trainee Members and junior faculty members. The ECI Committee will meet regularly via conference call and will work with other committees such as the Education, Program, and Membership Committees throughout the year to assist with CIS communications and Annual Meeting planning targeted to Trainee Members and junior faculty members as well as membership recruitment.

 

The ECI Committee meets to discuss business approximately four to six times a year. The committee chairs serves as an ex-officio member of the Communications Committee, Program Committee, and Membership Committee and the monthly Executive Committee conference calls as needed.


Chair
Kelli W. Williams, MD, MPH - Medical University of South Carolina

 

Members
Elizabeth J. Feuille, MD - Weill Cornell Medicine
Jennifer Grossman, MD, FRCPC - Alberta Health Services
Annaliesse Blincoe, BHB MBChB DipPaeds FRACP - Starship Children's Health
Nicholas L. Hartog, MD - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and Spectrum Health Medical Group
Hana Niebur, MD - University of Nebraska/Children's Hospital and Medical Clinics
Benjamin Prince, MD - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Tamar Rubin, MD, FRCPC - University of Manitoba
Edith Schussler, MD - Weill Cornell Medicine
Nicola Wright, MD - Alberta Children's Hospital
Nikita Raje, MD MSc - Children's Mercy Hospital
Carolyn H. Baloh, MD - Duke University

 

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Education Committee

The Education Committee will work to develop and implement educational activities that would be of interest to members including, but not limited to, webinars, podcasts, videos, and various live activities. The committee will also provide members with current information on available educational opportunities within the society, and initiate and implement educational policies.


Chair
Nicholas Rider, DO - Baylor College of Medicine
 

Members
Karin Chen, MD - University of Utah
Hey Chong, MD, PhD - University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital
David Hagin, MD, PhD - Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Jennifer Heimall, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Monica Lawrence, MD - University of Virginia
Donald Vinh, MD - McGill University Health Centre
Soma Jyonouchi, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Payal Patel, MD - Rush University Medical Center


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Foundation Committee

The CIS Foundation Committee was created to support the CIS Foundation with its fundraising which will advance research and education among CIS members and the larger patient and donor community. Learn more about the CIS Foundation.

 

Chair
Roshini Abraham, PhD - Nationwide Children's Hospital

 

Members
Daniel C. Adelman, MD - Aimmune Therapeutics
Evelyn Argirokastritis - Macomb, MI
David Buchbinder, MD, MS - Children's Hospital of Orange County
Edwin D. Dickerson, PhD, MSc, MBA - Horizon Therapeutics
Victoria Dimitriades, MD - University of California Davis Medical Center
Lisa R. Forbes Satter, MD -
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Anthony R. French, MD PhD - Washington University in St Louis
Michael D. Keller, MD - Children's National Medical Center
Robert P. Nelson, Jr., MD - Indiana University
 

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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall review the applications for eligibility on the basis of criteria approved by the Council including good moral and ethical character. The Membership Committee meets to approve members and discuss business approximately four to six times a year.

 

Chair
Megan Cooper, MD, PhD - Washington University


Members
Jenna Bergerson, MD - NIH, NIAID, LCIM
James Chipeta, MD,PhD - University of Zambia, School of Medicine
Eleonora Gambineri, MD - University of Florence
Manisha R. Madkaikar, MD - ICMR-National Institute of Immudohaematology
Satoshi Okada, MD PhD - Hiroshima University
Ismail Reisli, MD - Necmettin Ernakan University, Meram Medical School
Jordan Abbott, MD - National Jewish Health
 

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Program Committee (2021 Annual Meeting)

The Program Committee develops the programming and abstract selection for the Annual Meeting, along with fundraising efforts and may be asked to moderate interactive discussions generated from the presentations. The committee meets via conference call approximately six times during the program development. 

 

Chair
Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD - Allen Institute for Immunology
 

Co-Chairs
Megan Cooper, MD, PhD - Washington University in St. Louis
Manish Butte, MD, PhD - University of California - Los Angeles
 

Members
M. Teresa (Maite) De La Morena, MD - Seattle Children's Hospital
Anthony R. French, MD PhD - Washington University in St Louis
David Hagin, MD, PhD - Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Joud Hajjar, MD, MS - Baylor College of Medicine
Jennifer Heimall, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Hal Hoffman, MD - University of California - San Diego
Michael Jordan, MD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Jennifer Leiding, MD - University of South Florida
Carrie Lucas, PhD - Yale University
Neil Romberg, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 


Thymic Defect Taskforce

The Thymic Defect Taskforce's (TDT) mission is to address the growing need in the field of Clinical Immunology and Primary Immunodeficiencies of the role of thymus transplantation in the management of patients with thymic defects. The objectives of the taskforce would be to develop guidelines, on behalf of CIS that would outline the biology of thymic defects, the gaps in clinical care, current management strategies, need and access issues in thymus transplantation, protocols of thymus transplantation and monitoring, regulatory issues and future directions. The TDT will also endeavor to collaborate with existing registries to expand an existing, or add a new registry for patients diagnosed with thymic defects, especially via newborn screening.

 

Chair
Elie Haddad, MD, PhD - University of Montreal

 

Members
Jack Bleesing, MD, PhD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Marita Bosticardo - NIH
Ivan Chinn, MD - Baylor College of Medicine
Cathleen Collins, MD, PhD- UCSD
E. Graham Davies - Great Ormond Street Hospital
M Teresa De La Morena, MD - Seattle Children's Hospital
Michael Keller, MD - Children's National Medical Center
Michail Lionakis, MD - LCID, NIAID, NIH
Mary Lousie Markert, MD, PhD - Duke University Medical Center
Peter Mustillo, MD - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Luigi Notarangelo, MD - NIH


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Women in Clinical Immunology Sciences (WCIS) Committee

The goal of the WCIS Committee is to support and encourage the advancement of women at all levels (general members, students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral, clinicians, and faculty) in the CIS to attain their full academic potential via mentorship, sponsorship, personal and professional development, leadership, innovation, inclusiveness, and a welcoming and supportive climate.

 

Chair
Victoria Dimitriades, MD - University of California Davis Medical Center

 

Co-Chair
Alexandra Freeman, MD - NIH NIAID

 

Members
Roshini S. Abraham, PhD - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Karin Chen, MD - University of Utah
Megan Cooper, MD, PhD - Washington University
Laura Lucas, CPNP - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Lisa Forbes Satter, MD - Baylor College of Medicine
Jennifer Heimall, MD - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Sarah Henrickson, MD, PhD - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Hal Hoffman, MD - University of California - San Diego
Stuart Tangye, PhD - Garvan Institute of Medical Research
 


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