Next Meeting: Wednesday June 15, 2022 at 5:30pm

Pay Dues

Previous Meeting Fri May 13th

Odland Lecture

“Neuroimmune Regulation of Itch”
presented by Brian S. Kim, MD, MTR

This meeting is held via Zoom and is open to current members. For questions, contact Aimee Filippi

Dr. Kim received his M.D. from the University of Washington, was a HHMI-NIH Scholar, and completed residency in dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Master of Translational Research (MTR). The Kim Lab focuses on mechanisms that underlie skin inflammation and the sensation of itch as a model paradigm of neuroimmunology. Key discoveries include the first identification of ILC2s in the skin of both mice and humans, novel contributions of basophils, ILC2s, and NK cells to skin inflammation, and unveiling how immune cells and type 2 cytokines/JAK signaling directly influence sensory neuronal responses.

He has >100 peer-reviewed publications, multiple NIH grants, designed pivotal clinical trials, and is an inventor of itch-centered technologies. His research has led to awards and funding from NIH, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, American Skin Association, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Dermatological Association, and International League of Dermatological Societies. He holds a patent for the use of JAK inhibitors for itch. He is on the SAB for Abrax Japan, Granular Therapeutics, Recens Medical, National Eczema Association, and Cell Reports Medicine. He is section editor for Journal of Immunology and on the board of reviewing editors for eLife.


The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.        (Each session is 3.0 credits)