Research The University of Rochester Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology faculty have active basic research grants that support innovative approaches to the study of the etiology and treatment of autoimmune diseases. The Clinical Immunology Research Center participates in cutting edge studies of the newest treatments for autoimmune, rheumatic and allergic diseases. In addition to conventional drug studies aimed to improve the efficacy and safety of current therapies, the clinical research center also carries out experimental protocols of particular interest for patients not responding to conventional therapy. The Division also conducts clinical research projects. Please visit Labs and Clinical Research to find out more about the faculty's current research.