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Dr. Pesek's current research areas of interest are in food allergy, asthma, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. He is a sub-investigator in NIH funded research of novel food allergy treatments. He is a collaborator on several research studies with the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) whose aim is to improve the lives of individuals with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders through innovative research, clinical expertise and education via collaborations between scientists, health care providers, patients, and professional organizations. Current studies include investigation of the natural history of eosinophilic gastritis, enteritis, and colitis as well as dietary management of children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Dr. Pesek is the Medical Director of Asthma for Arkansas Children's. The asthma program aims to improve the health of all children in Arkansas with asthma through a partnership with primary care and specialty providers throughout the state as well as investigation of novel treatments for asthma.
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The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to teens in Arkansas 16 years and older. Dr. Jessica Snowden, chief of pediatric infectious disease at Arkansas Children's was interviewed by KATV and addressed questions about the safety of the vaccine for the youth population.
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
Tummy troubles are common in kids. It's when other symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea happen that parents might get worried. Check out these quick tips for handling stomaches from our friends in the Emergency Department.
The ACNW ER is the first pediatric emergency room in Northwest Arkansas with 30 emergency exam rooms to take care of your child when life happens.