Dr. Jefferson's current research focuses on asthma and health disparities. She has a special interest in population health, health policy, and social determinants impacting asthma outcomes. She is PI on a multidisciplinary team of researchers. She is also active in clinical trial work and co-investigator in the NIH-funded Systemic Allergic Reactions to SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination study investigating allergic reactions to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Jefferson is also a junior investigator in the NIH-funded IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN).
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Seasonal allergies can affect kids of all ages. With spring's yellow pollen coating everything in sight, sneezes, runny noses, and itchy eyes are likely affecting a lot of Arkansas children. We sat down with pediatric immunologist, D. Matthew Bell, to talk allergies.
This school year will definitely be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog offers some advice to help your kid with food allergies to attend school safely.
Congratulations Arkansas Children's Allergy & Immunology Team, winners of this year's Drs. Joanna J. and Robert W. Seibert Award for outstanding teamwork. Combining clinical care and discovery with cutting-edge technology, this team is dedicated to reaching more children where they live, learn and play. Watch their inspirational video