An Interview with FARE’s New CEO, James R. Baker, Jr. MD


FARE recently announced the appointment of James R. Baker, Jr., MD as chief executive officer and chief medical officer. Jim has been serving as interim CEO since the departure of FARE’s previous CEO, John Lehr, at the end of August. He has served on FARE’s Research Advisory Board for a number of years, helping set the research strategy for the organization and reviewing research proposals. A board-certified allergist and accomplished researcher with more than three decades in the field, Jim has been instrumental in the development and execution of “A Vision and Plan for Food Allergy Research,” FARE’s ambitious strategic plan for advancing the field of food allergy research published in 2013. He also has been a strong advocate for improving food allergy education, promoting food allergy advocacy initiatives and increasing awareness of the potentially life-threatening nature of food allergies. We asked Jim to tell us a bit more about himself and his vision for FARE in this interview:

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