Einstein's Community Health Lecture Series to Offer Expert Advice on Dealing With Allergies and Asthma

April 19, 2007 - (BRONX, NY) - On Monday, April 30, 2007 the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will offer a community health lecture on "Allergies and Asthma: A Spring Survival Guide." The presentation will be held in the medical school's Lubin Dining Hall on its Resnick Campus at 1300 Morris Park Avenue.

Admission to the lecture is free and a buffet reception will be offered, beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Leading the discussion will be David L. Rosenstreich, M.D., chief of the division of allergy and professor of medicine, of microbiology & immunology, and of otorhinolaryngology at Einstein. Dr. Allen M. Spiegel, The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean of Einstein will offer introductory remarks, while City Councilman Jimmy Vacca will introduce the program.

Dr. David Rosenstreich, who also is the Joseph & Sadie Danciger Distinguished Scholar in Microbiology & Immunology at Einstein, is renowned for his clinical and research efforts concerning asthma and allergies. He first arrived at Einstein in 1967, as a resident in medicine. He moved to the National Institutes of Health, in 1969, where he first served as a clinical associate at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and ultimately was a senior investigator in the cellular immunology section of the National Institute of Dental Research.

Dr. Rosenstreich returned to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1980, as an associate professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology. He was appointed director of the division of allergy and immunology in 1982, named professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in 1984, and named professor of otorhinolaryngology in 2005.

Dr. Rosenstreich also is the former director of the Bronx Asthma Project and was a senior investigator on the NIH-funded National Inner City Asthma Study. His research interests focus largely on the underlying causes of and potential treatments for allergic diseases and asthma. He received his bachelor's degree from the City College of New York and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.

For additional information about The Einstein Health Lecture Series, please call 718-430-3101. Admission is free and no reservations are required.