Freeport Rotary Club June Topic Is COVID-19

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS —The Freeport Noon Rotary Club has resumed bi-monthly meetings using Zoom technology. The local club will continue to meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at noon.

The speaker for the June 1st meeting will be Cullen Dutmer, M.D., who is the brother of our fellow Rotarian, Brendan Dutmer. Dr. Cullen Dutmer’s topic will be COVID-19: An Immunologist’s Perspective. Dr. Dutmer received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri, then continued on to Rush Medical College (Rush University) to complete his M.D.

After finishing his Residency in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Dutmer continued on to a Fellowship in Allergy & Immunology at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School Of Medicine, where he serves as Medical Director of Clinical Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology section, at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

He also serves as Co-Director of the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Newborn Screening Program in Colorado and Wyoming, Associate Program Director of the Allergy & Immunology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Immunology & Immunotherapy Course Director at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Chair of the Colorado Allergy & Asthma Society.

Freeport Rotary Club was established in 1919 to provide service to others and promote integrity through fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The Club participates in local services projects targeting youth literacy, scholarly recognition, student international exchange, and purchasing shoes for disadvantaged youth. Meetings are held at noon on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau. For more information, contact Tonya Thayer at 815-599-7213.

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