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date posted: — May 28 2015
From Chitra Dinakar, MD and Ruchi Gupta, MD

As presented at the business meeting of the AAAII meeting in February 2015, Chitra Dinakar, MD (Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO) and Ruchi Gupta, MD (Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago in Chicago, IL) are conducting a study to explore the types of foods causing food-allergic reactions among adults and children of Asian Indian origin.

The "South Asian Food Allergy Survey" is an anonymous online survey that can be filled out by parents of Asian Indian origin at the link below. The survey is voluntary, has no identifiers, and has been approved by the IRB at both institutions.

 With the increase in the number of individuals of Asian Indian origin with food allergies, and the paucity of knowledge regarding specific triggers in this population, the researchers hope to gather preliminary data in this survey that will help shape clinical care and develop future definitive studies. Their goal is to survey families of Asian Indian origin across USA and Canda in order to collect generalizable information. We request your help in disseminating information about this survey to friends/families/ patients of Asian Indian Origin and to leaders of Asian Indian organizations in your region. [please see attached patient information sheet].

Please contact Chitra Dinakar<> with questions/clarifications, if any. Your kind support and help in recruiting subjects is greatly appreciated!

date posted: —  May 2015
From PK Vedanthan, MD

On June 1, 2015, the Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration is having a conference – Sustainable Development Healthcare Delivery: Nutraceuticals & Natural Products – as part of the "United Nations at 70" NGO Series. The event will take place at the UN Church Center in New York City from 1pm-6pm and will cover global challenges, traditional medicine, regulatory issues, natural products and complementary medicine, and oncology therapy and prevention. Please note that admission is free and open to the public with advance registration. 

For detailed information and to register, please visit:

date posted: — Feb 2nd 2015

Dr. Chitra Dinakar, a longstanding member of the AAAII, received an award at the 2014 ACAAI business meeting for her service at the ACAAI Board of Regents 2011-2014. The AAAII congratulates Dr.Dinakar on this distinction.


date posted: — Nov 3rd 2014
Posted by : Dr. Arun Kadambi

An established private practice has an immediate opening and is recruiting a full time BC/BE Allergist/Immunologist to join our team. This is a full time position that will provide care to a mix of both pediatric and adult patients. The ideal candidate would have an internal medicine background, but all upcoming grads as well as experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.

The practice consists of two physicians and two nurse practitioner in an outpatient practice setting. The practice is located in the beautiful and exciting Lexington, KY with satellite offices in Winchester, Danville and London.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing private practice with long term opportunities. The position offers a competitive salary as well as a production bonus and benefits package.  If interested, please contact Carrie Salmons at 859-779-5906 or at

date posted: — Oct 16 2014  
From Dr. P.K. Vedanthan

Please see the following links shared by P.K. Vedanthan

Textbook of Allergy for the Clinician

Other Links

Global Chest Intiative  :

Allergy Asthma Network of  India (AANI):