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New Research Study

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Interested participants may call our research coordinator, Barbara Johnson, R.N. at (585) 275-8991.

Development of Mucosal and Systemic Immunity and Risk of Food Allergy

The “Development of Mucosal and Systemic Immunity and Risk of Food Allergy” study is recruiting mother-infant pairs prenatally or immediately postnatally for a cohort study to assess the development of microbiome, infant immune system and allergic diseases in the first 2 years of life. We are interested in enrolling infants born to families with a parent(s) or older sibling(s) with allergic diseases, especially food allergy, in the Greater Rochester area. We are also enrolling infants born in the Old Order Mennonite community in Penn Yan, the Yates County (Finger Lakes), who have a low risk of developing allergic diseases. Interested participants may call our research coordinator, Barbara Johnson, R.N. at (585) 275-8991.

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Center of Excellence

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has been selected to join the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network, a national group of research institutions working to accelerate the development of new therapies for food allergies and improve the quality of care patients receive.

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The Microbiome

Researchers say understanding the microbiome better could transform how we treat a number of diseases. Listen to our discussion about how the bacteria in our bodies help us digest food, fight off infection, and affect our mood.