Food Allergy Fund Summit

New York City • Paley Center for Media • April 4, 2019

Thank you for joining us for the inaugural Food Allergy Fund Summit featuring leading doctors and scientists, celebrity chefs, politicians, entrepreneurs, and advocates for a day of learning, raising awareness, and funding research. We’re excited to share all of the programming from the Summit below.

Food Allergy Fund Mission:


Research Presentations:

Entrepreneur Pitches:

Speakers Included:


9:00 am: Welcome Remarks, Food Allergy Fund Mission & Impact

Emcee: Linsey Davis, ABC News Correspondent

Ilana Golant, Founder & CEO, Food Allergy Fund

9:05 am: Inaugural Food Allergy Fund Innovators Research Grant Announcement

9:15 am: Research Presentation I

Dr. Linda Herbert, Director, Psychosocial Program,
Division of Allergy & Immunology, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

9:20 am: Research Presentation II

Dr. Xiu-Min Li, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College

9:30 am: Innovators Rocket Pitch

Abigail Barnes, Co-Founder and CEO, Allergy Amulet

Javier Evelyn, Founder & CEO, Alerje

Jim Garner, CEO, AllerGenis

Susie Hultquist, Founder & CEO, Spokin, Inc.

Daniel Zakowski, CEO, Ready. Set. Food!

10:00 am: Remarks from Congressman Ro Khanna, U.S. Rep. from California's 17th congressional district

10:10 am: Power of Parents to Create Change

Chris Cillizza, CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large

Georgina Cornago Cipriano, Food Allergy Advocate & Educator

Dr. Haidi Demain, Founder & Medical Director, Allergy Safe Kids

Lianne Mandelbaum, Founder, No Nut Traveler

11:00 am: Networking Break

11:10 am: Research Presentation III

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

11:15 am: Research Presentation IV

Dr. Hugh Sampson, Director Emeritus, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Mount Sinai; CSO & Interim CMO, DBV Technologies

11:25 am: Future of Food Allergy Research

Sarah Schenck, Co-Director & Producer, Missing Microbes

Dr. Patrick Brennan

Dr. Ruchi Gupta

Dr. Linda Herbert

Dr. Xiu-Min Li

Dr. Hugh Sampson

11:55 am: Food for Thought

Katherine Miller, Vice President, Impact, James Beard Foundation

Elizabeth Falkner, Food Network & Bravo Contributor; Fmr. President, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs

Amanda Freitag, Food Network Host; Judge, Chopped; Co-Host, American Diner Revival

Ming Tsai, Author & Restaurateur; Host, PBS' Simply Ming

12:55 pm: Closing Remarks

Ilana Golant