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Dr. Simonaire completed her Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA where she conducted research on adults with pollen allergies. She also conducted research on food allergies, and has a strong interest in food allergy challenges. Prior to that, she completed her Pediatric residency at Lutheran General Children’s Hospital (now Advocate Children’s Hospital). While there she piloted a study to assess the impact of asthma education on children.

She has presented at several major national and regional conferences on topics including asthma, food allergies, drug allergies, and rare immunologic conditions.

She and her husband are excited to be returning to the Midwest, where she grew up. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running, community service, and watching her favorite football team. (Please don’t hold it against her that it is the Packers!)  She especially enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her 2 year old son, and is looking forward to welcoming a 2nd child in September 2019.


Fellowship:

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology                                                      Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,VA    

Residency:

Pediatrics (Research Scholars Pathway)                                                      Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, Park Ridge, IL 

Medical School

Midwestern University, Chicago, IL 

Undergraduate

Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH B.S. in Biology
Minor in Bioethics (Graduated with Honors)


Research


Division of Allergy & Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University Advisor: Brant Ward, MD, PhD Allergy & Immunology

Adult patients with confirmed sensitization to Timothy-grass or Short Ragweed pollen allergic were recruited and randomized to receive placebo or either Timothy-grass or Short Ragweed allergen extract tablets
No statistically significant differences were seen in the PC3 values before and after treatment

Presenting an oral abstract entitled “Sublingual Immunotherapy Tablets Do Not Alter Skin Prick Responses During Treatment” at AAAAI meeting on 02/25/2019.

Division of Allergy & Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University Advisor: Wei Zhao, MD, PhD Allergy & Immunology
Reviewed and revised all food challenge protocols with the most recent published data for patients of different ages

Collected data for analysis of treatment strategies for failed FPIES challenges

“Iggy and the Inhalers”: A Pilot Study to Assess the Impact of an AsthmaEducation Program in School Age Children
Assessed the utility of these asthma education materials at increasing parent/child asthma knowledge and self-efficacy

Presentations

11/2018 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle Poster presentation

Missense Mutation in NLRP12 Associated with an Atypical Periodic Fever Syndrome

11/2018 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle Poster presentation

DRESS to TEN: Is This a Continuum?

09/2018 Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond Grand Rounds

Stinging Insect Hypersensitivity: A Review and an Update

05/2018 Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond Case Conference

A Rare Cause of Fever of Unknown Origin: Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis

03/2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress, Orlando Poster presentation

Periodic Inflammation Without Fever Associated with Pathogenic Familial NLRP3 Variant R262W


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