March 2, 2022

MHWFAC receives international honor

The Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center (MHWFAC) has been selected as a Center of Excellence by the World Allergy Organization (WAO).


The WAO is an international consortium of 108 allergology and clinical immunology societies. 

The MHWFAC will become the seventh North American institution to receive the honor, joining more than 50 centers around the globe.  

 “All of our faculty and staff, as well as our board members,  are thrilled with the honor and the opportunity to contribute to this outstanding international program,” said Nicholas Lukacs, PhD, scientific director of the MHWFAC.  “We look forward to participating with other WAO Centers of Excellence worldwide.”

Designated centers of excellence “intensify and accelerate multidisciplinary scientific and clinical innovation, education, and advocacy worldwide providing excellence in education, research, training to various stakeholders in allergy, asthma and clinical immunology,” the WAO says.

 As a center of excellence, the MHWFAC will have access to scientific collaboration opportunities and will contribute to scientific education and outreach. 

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