On. Nov. 28, 2017 we celebrated the inauguration of the Nina and Jerry D. Luptak Research Professorship and the installation of Gary B. Huffnagle, Ph.D., as the first Nina and Jerry D. Luptak Research Professor in the University of Michigan Medical School.
The professorship supports innovative research in food allergy and better understanding of the increase in the number of people with this devastating condition. It also serves as an enduring legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Luptak, whose connection to this institution has spanned many years. The Luptaks’ love of children and personal awareness of food allergy, which has touched their family, render this naming most fitting.
Gary Huffnagle is known for his creative and open-minded approach to studying medical conditions such as food allergy. His extraordinary efforts in research and education have created hope that someday food allergy can be conquered.