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NIAID’s Metcalfe Receives AAAAI Mentorship Award

Dr. Dean Metcalfe
Dr. Dean Metcalfe

Dr. Dean Metcalfe, chief of NIAID’s Laboratory of Allergic Diseases (LAD), has been named the 2017 recipient of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Mentorship Award. The award “is presented in recognition for a lifetime of…service as an allergy/immunology mentor for students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and faculty.” The award will be presented at AAAAI’s annual meeting in March.

Metcalfe studied medicine at the University of Tennessee, trained as an internist at the University of Michigan, as an allergist-immunologist at NIH and as a rheumatologist at Robert B. Brigham Hospital. In 1979, he returned to NIH as a senior clinical investigator. Since coming back to NIH, he has trained fellows in the Allergy and Immunology Program and mentored postbaccalaureate and postdoctoral fellows in LAD’s mast cell biology section. Metcalfe is an author on more than 560 scientific papers and an editor on 14 books on mast cell biology, systemic mast cell disorders, food allergy and asthma.  

Metcalfe has previously served as chairman of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology; as president of AAAAI; and as chairman of the ACGME-RRC for Allergy and Immunology. He has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation; the American Association of Physicians; the American Clinical and Climatological Association; and the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum. His numerous awards include the AAAAI Distinguished Scientist Award and the World Allergy Organization Scientific Achievement Award. 

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