NYU Steinhardt’s Nutrition and Food Studies Department hosts Texas allergist-immunologist Dr. Richard Wasserman for a lecture on food allergies and oral immunotherapy

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Around the world, children are more likely than ever before to develop food allergies – a medical condition in which exposure to a food triggers a harmful immune response. To discuss this issue and more, NYU Steinhardt’s Nutrition and Food Studies Department will host Dr. Richard Wasserman, Medical Director of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Medical City Children’s Hospital, on Wednesday, October 16, at 6 p.m., for a guest lecture.

Dr. Wasserman is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, the American Board of Pediatrics, has co-authored more than 125 peer-reviewed research publications and has successfully treated hundreds of children with peanut and food allergies. During the lecture, Dr. Wasserman hopes to answer questions about what causes food allergies, why food allergies are on the rise, and share his experience with oral immunotherapy as prevention and treatment.

The lecture will take place at NYU’s Washington Square Campus on the first floor of Pless Hall (82 Washington Square East in New York City).

Members of the NYU community interested in attending should RSVP at https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/events/fighting-food-allergy-food-eleven-year-experience-oral-immunotherapy. Journalists interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Jordan.Bennett@nyu.edu.

There is a reception scheduled to follow the event.

Dr. Wasserman’s Academic and Professional Background
After attending Hobart College, Dr. Wasserman received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed his pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Wasserman completed fellowship training in bone marrow transplantation/immunology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, postdoctoral cancer/immunology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and postdoctoral immunology/rheumatology at The Rockefeller University. Additionally, he received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the City University of New York, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Wasserman is currently a partner at Allergy Partners of North Texas.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Wasserman previously served as chief of pediatric allergy and immunology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, as well as director of the immunology clinic at the university’s Children’s Medical Center.

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Located in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.