Children's Health Service Allergy-Immunology
Director: Randall Goldblum, MD
The members of the Section of Immunology carry out active clinical care, teaching, and research programs.
Expertise is provided for the diagnosis and management of
serious allergic disorders such as asthma, autoimmune diseases such
as systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and genetic defects
in the immune system. The faculty is particularly known for their
work in the identification and treatment of children with
- Members of the section have been recognized internationally for their research in:
- Molecular basis and role of cellular adherence in disease
- The molecular basis and role of cellular adherence in disease
- The molecular basis of immunodeficiency disorders
- Ontogeny of immunity and immune system in human milk
- Airway inflammation and cytokines including pathogenesis of virus-induced asthma
- Asthma and airway inflammation secondary to burn and smoke inhalation
- The faculty in the section also collaborate in research with other faculty at UTMB and at other institutions.
- Opportunities occur for students and residents to
participate in these research activities during their electives.
Those activities are supervised by several faculty in the section.
- Our faculty participates in the annual instructional seminars for residents in pediatrics.
- The faculty helps organize and participate in both graduate
and undergraduate medical school courses in areas dealing with host
defense and immunology.
- Electives and selectives in clinical
immunology/allergy/rheumatology are offered to senior medical students
and pediatric residents, respectively. The purpose of both electives
is to provide further clinical training opportunities that aid the
trainees to better understand the application of immunology to clinical
- The section participates in a combined Pediatric and
Internal Medicine Fellowship Training Program leading to eligibility
for board certification by the American Board of Allergy and
Immunology. Enquiries for fellowship should be made to Dr. Randall
Goldblum, the program director. Applications can be made through ERAS.
- The faculty is also active in postgraduate medical training and postdoctoral training at UTMB and at other institutions.
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