AAAAI Foundation and Richard F. Lockey, MD MS FAAAAI & USF A/I Program Lectureship
The AAAAI Foundation is honored to announce the Richard F. Lockey, MD MS FAAAAI & University of South Florida A/I Program Lectureship and Faculty Development Award. In his 50+ year career, Dr. Lockey has left an indelible mark on the specialty through his own practice, his leading research and his mentorship of the next generation of physicians and investigators. Dr. Lockey’s most profound area of impact has been as Director of the world-renowned Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital. The 50-member A/I Division is dedicated to teaching and research which is focused on long-term treatments and cures for allergic and immunologic diseases and asthma, and collaborates in teaching, research and clinical care with the Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Lockey has helped train over 100 physician specialists and approximately 55 national and international postgraduate PhDs and MDs in basic and clinical research and medicine, many of whom have assumed leadership positions in medicine throughout the world. He is also a gifted clinician who continues to see patients, and approaches research, training and patient care as intertwined components of the same discipline. He has authored, co-authored, or edited over 750 scientific and review articles and book chapters, 17 books, and 20 monographs.
Dr. Lockey has also served at the highest levels of leadership in the leading organizations within the A/I specialty, including: President, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Director, American Board of Allergy and Immunology; President, World Allergy Organization, and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. He received the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 2018. Dr. Lockey continues to enjoy teaching, treating patients, and doing research. Dr. Lockey is a man of dedication, vision and commitment to the advancement of the Allergy/ Immunology specialty and the advancement of research at the heart of the AAAAI Foundation’s mission.
2020 marks the 2nd year of the AAAAI Foundation and Richard F. Lockey, MD MS FAAAAI & USF A/I Program Lectureship.
Noam Cohen, MD PhD
Ralph Butler Professor of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Rhinology Research at The Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Member of The Monell Chemical Senses Center & Staff Surgeon at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Dr. Noam Cohen is the Ralph Butler Professor of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Director of Rhinology Research at The Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Member of The Monell Chemical Senses Center and a Staff Surgeon at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He obtained his medical and doctorate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1998 and completed his General Surgery Internship as well as his Otorhinolaryngology Residency (2003) and Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship (2004) at The University of Pennsylvania.
His research interests include host-microbe interactions in the upper airway with a focus on sinonasal innate defenses focusing on airway taste receptors and mucociliary clearance, microbial biofilms, solitary chemosensory cells, and the development of novel sinonasal topical therapies. He has authored over 200 publications, given multiple presentations around the world and is principal investigator on NIH and VA grants as well as multiple Industry sponsored studies.