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
Monica G. Lawrence, MD - University of Virginia

 

Members
Nicholas L. Hartog, MD - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and Spectrum Health Medical Group
Joyce E. Yu, MD - Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

 


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
Manar Abdalgani, MD - Children's Hospital and Clincis of Minnesota
Jasmeen S. Dara, MD - Montefiore Medical Center
Sarah C. Glover, DO, AGAF - University of Florida
Art M. Jongco III, MPH, MD, PhD - Northwell Health
Gene Schwartz, MD - UC and CCHMC
Donald C. Vinh, MD - McGill University Health Centre
Brant R. Ward, MD, PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University

 


Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The purpose of this committee is to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Clinical Immunology Society and within the broader fields of Clinical, Translational, and Investigational Immunology. The committee will focus on education, advocacy, mentorship and other efforts to expand the diversity of voices and opinions within our vibrant and exciting field. This will build on the successes and groundwork laid by the Women in Clinical Immunology Society (WCIS) committee and WCIS will become a standing subcommittee within the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  The Committee will encourage and help facilitate diversity within CIS leadership, committee membership, speakers at webinars and educational activities, and annual meeting sessions. Additionally, the Committee will provide input to the CIS Executive Council regarding diversity and inclusion in the CIS Strategic Plan and will work with the Council to carry out these elements of the Plan. 

 

Co-Chairs
Art M. Jongco III, MPH, MD, PhD - Northwell Health
Jennifer Leiding, MD - University of South Florida

 

Members
Aisha Ahmed, MD - Lurie Children's Hospital
Hey J. Chong, MD, PhD - University of Pittsburgh
Antonio Condino-Neto - University of Sao Paulo
Blachy J. Davila-Saldana, MD - Children's National Medical Center
Sarah E. Henrickson, MD, PhD - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Tracy A. Hwangpo, MD, PhD - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Maleewan Kitcharoensakkul, MD - Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Diana D. Munoz-Mendoza, MD - UAMS
Lauren A. Sanchez, MD - University of California San Francisco
Andrew L. Snow, PhD - Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
 

Women in Clinical Immunology Sciences (WCIS) Committee

WCIS is a subcommittee within the Diversity and Inclusion 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
Sarah E. Henrickson, MD, PhD - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

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

 

Members

Roshini S. Abraham, PhD - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Taya Carpenter - Westchester Medical Center
Megan A. Cooper, MD, PhD - Washington University
Helene Decaluwe - University of Montreal, Saint-Justine Hospital
Lisa R. Forbes Satter, MD - Baylor College of Medicine
Alexandra F. Freeman, MD - NIH NIDID
Joud Hajjar, MD, MS - Baylor College of Medicine
Hal M. Hoffman, MD - University of California 
Laura Lucas, CPNP - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Stuart G. Tangye, PhD - Garvan Institute of Medical Research 
Kelli W. Williams, MD, MPH - Medical University of South Carolina 

 


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 J. Blessing, MD, PhD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Janet Chao, MD - Boston Children's Hospital
Neema Izadi, MD, MS - Children's Hospital Los Angeles / USC Keck School of Medicine
Attila Kumanovics, MD - Mayo Clinic
Sara Nandiwada, MS, PhD, D(ABMLI) - Bayor College of Medicine 
Maurice R. G. O'Gorman, PhD, MBA, MSc, D(ABMLI) - University of Southern California 
Amir A. Sadighi Akha, MD, DPhil - Mayo Clinic
Troy R. Torgerson, MD, PhD - University of Washington

 


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
Carolyn H. Baloh, MD - Brigham & Women's Hospital 
Natalia Chaimowitz, MD, PhD - Cook Children's Hospital

 

Members
Hanadys Ale, MD - Joe DiMaggio Children's Hosptial 
Melissa D. Gans, MD - University of Miami
Harry Lesmana - Cleveland Clinic
Joao P. Matias Lopes - Western Reserve University 
Erica G. Schmitt, MD, PhD - Washington University 
Junghee J. Shin, MD, PhD - Yale University
Jacqueline D. Squire, MD - Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Monica Tang - Univeristy of California 
Juanita Valdes Camacho, MD - Louisiana State University Shreveport

 


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
David Hagin, MD, PhD - Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
 

Members
Eric J. Allenspach, MD, PhD - University of Washington & Seattle Children's Hospital
Karin Chen, MD - University of Utah
Nicholas L. Hartog, MD - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Jennifer Heimall, MD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Edith Schussler, MD - Weil Cornell Medicine
Gesmar R. S. Segundo, MD, PhD - Federal University of Uberlandia
Troy R. Torgerson, MD, PhD - Allen Institute for Immunology
Elizabeth Varga, MS - Genomenon Inc.
Donald C. Vinh, MD - McGill University Health Centre
Nicola Wright, MD - Alberta Children's Hospital

 


Fellowship Committee

The purpose of the CIS Fellowship Committee is to serve as an oversight body to review the eligibility of applicants seeking the FCIS designation. Current Fellows in good standing will recommend future Fellows.

 

Co-Chairs
Mark Ballow, MD, FAAAAI - University of South Florida
Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, MD, PhD - Mt. Sinai Medical Center

 

Members
Roshini S. Abraham, PhD - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Thomas A. Fleisher, MD - NIH Clinical Center
Rebecca A. Marsh, MD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
John M. Routes, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin
Stuart Turvey, MBBS, DPhil, FRCPC - University of British Columbia

 


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
Victoria Dimitriades, MD - University of California Davis Medical Center

 

Members
Daniel C. Adelman, MD - Aimmune Therapeutics
David Buchbinder, MD, MS - Children's Hospital of Orange County
Lisa R. Forbes Satter, MD - Baylor College of Medicine
Alexandra F. Freeman, MD - NIH NIDID
Monica G. Lawrence, MD - University of Virginia
Troy R. Torgerson, MD, PhD - University of Washington

 


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
Jenna R. Bergerson, MD - NIH, NIAID, LCIM

 

Members
Jordan Abbott, MD - National Jewish Health
Aisha Ahmed, MD - Lurie Children's Hospital 
Eleonora Gambineri, MD - University of Florence
Luis E. Murguia-Favela, MD, FRCPC - University of Calgary
Maria Cecilia Poli, MD, PhD - Universidad del Desarrollo
Ismail Reisli, MD - Necmettin Ernakan University, Meram Medical School
Katherine L. Tuttle, MD - University of Rochester 

 


Program Committee (2023 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
Sergio Rosenzweig, MD, PhD - NIH Clical Center

 

Co-Chairs
Lisa R. Forbes Satter, MD - Baylor College of Medicine
Carrie L. Lucas, PhD - Yale University 

 

Members
Ivona Aksentijevich, MD - Human Genome Research Institute
Dusan Bogunovic, PhD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Megan A. Cooper, MD, PhD - Washington University
Cullen M. Dutmer, MD - Children's Hospital Colorado
Sophie Hambleton, DPhil, FRCPCH - Newcastle University
Michael D. Keller, MD - Children's National Hospital
Sylvain Latour, PhD - Institut Imagine
Emily Mace, PhD - Columbia University
Stuart G. Tangye, PhD - Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Kelli W. Williams, MD, MPH - Medical University of South Carolina 

 


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 - CHU Ste-Justine, University of Montreal

 

Members
Sergio D. Rosenzweig, MD, PhD - NIH Clinical Center
Luigi D. Notarangelo, MD - NIH
Troy R. Torgerson, MD, PhD - University of Washington
Jack J. Blessing, MD, PhD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Rebecca A. Marsh, MD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cathleen Collins, MD, PhD - UCSD
Michael D. Keller, MD - Children's National Hospital
Vivian P. Hernandez-Trujillo, MD - Allergy and Immunology Care Center of South Florida
Ivan K. Chinn, MD - Baylor College of Medicine
E. G. Davies - Great Ormond Street Hospital
M. Teresa De La Morena, MD - Seattle Children's Hospital
Michail S. Lionakis, MD - NIH
Peter Mustillo, MD - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Marita Bosticardo, PhD - National Institutes of Health
Elisa Ochfeld, MD - Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
Daniel C. Adelman, MD - University of California, San Francisco

 

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