At the recent international meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), Dr. Richard Wasserman ’70, a member of the HWS Board of Trustees, was installed as a member of the AAAAI Board of Directors, a position voted on by the Academy’s membership. He will serve a four-year term.
The AAAAI is the largest professional medical organization in the United States devoted to the specialty of allergy and immunology. It represents asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic disease. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has nearly 6,500 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries and is devoted to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.
In addition to his new role as a member of the AAAAI Board, Wasserman is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and President of DallasAllergy-Immunology. As a member of the HWS Board of Trustees, he serves on the committees focusing on Enrollment Management, Buildings and Grounds, Student Life and Technology.
A chemistry major at HWS, Wasserman graduated with honors and was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of the Orange Key Society, Chimera, the Druid Society, Hobart Student Court and worked on the staff of the Herald. He has served on the HWS Board of Trustees since 2006, and as past president and member of Hobart College Alumni Council for several years.
In the photo above, Wasserman is at the Abbe Center.