Dr. Deb Meyers Named to Collegium Internationale Allergologicum Council

Dr. Deborah A. MeyersDeborah A. Meyers, PhD, Collegium Interternationale Allergologicum logoa University of Arizona professor of medicine, co-chief of the UA Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine, and co-director of the Division of Pharmacogenomics at the UA Health Sciences Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine has been selected to be a council member for the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum (CIA).

Based in Milwaukee, the Collegium was founded in 1954 by a group of distinguished physicians and scientists in medicine and the emerging field of allergy and clinical immunology.

From the beginning, the Collegium was intended to be an exclusive club of friends sharing the common pursuit of excellence in research in a spirit of the intellectual exchange. Article 1 of the CIA constitution sums this up most appropriately:

"The Collegium is an international group for the study of scientific and clinical problems in allergy and related branches of medicine and immunology. The Collegium aims to promote the humble spirit of scientific enquiry, friendly cooperation, good fellowship and professional relationships in the field of allergy."

Program cover for 2020 Symposium of the Collegium Interternationale Allergologicum logoThe organization holds a biannual symposium that was in Mallorca, Spain, Sept. 30-Oct. 5, 2018. The next will be Sept. 11-14, 2020, in Montebello, Canada, midway between Ottawa and Montreal.

Dr. Meyers joined the UA faculty in January 2017, having served previously as co-director of Wake Forest University’s Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., director of the Program in Human Genetics and co-director of the Center for the Genetics of Asthma and Complex Diseases at the University of Maryland, and a geneticist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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Release Date: 
11/21/2018 - 9:30am