The Division of Allergy & Immunology at UTMB places an emphasis on education that is directed toward patients and the public as well as future allergy-immunology caregivers.
Sufferers of moderate to severe asthma can provide countless stories of trips to emergency rooms. Management of asthma has historically been to provide an intervention to someone having a respiratory attack. The physicians at UTMB are changing this paradigm.
In addition to providing information related to how to take current medications and what to do in the event of an attack, the physicians at UTMB are teaching their patients how to monitor and manage their respiratory health to prevent them from ever having to present at an emergency room. This same approach is extended to the management and education of all patients treated by the Division.
Community Physician Education
Faculty within the Division of Allergy & Immunology volunteer to travel to community hospitals located throughout Southeast Texas to provide an opportunity to discuss findings and treatments related to respiratory disorders.
Topics discussed include:
Started in 1970, UTMB is one of the oldest programs in Allergy and Immunology in the country. The objective of the training program is to provide advanced education in basic immunology, comprehensive training in allergy and clinical immunology, and laboratory training in basic and clinical research. UTMB has had a nearly 100% pass rate in the American Board of Allergy and Immunology certifying exam for the last 10 years. In addition, it has produced the next generation of thought leaders such as Dr. Kay Horner (Assistant Professor, Washington University), Dr. Yoshiko Ogawa (Assistant Professor, BCM), Dr. Rana Bonds and Dr. George Brown (Assistant Professors at UTMB).