Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Food Allergy Research Consortium

The Food Allergy Research Consortium represents a network of clinicians and investigators focused on understanding and finding better ways to treat food allergic diseases.

Read Consortium Mission Statement

Specific Goals include:

  • Engaging and integrating the private practice Allergy community with research investigators at the tertiary medical center sites.
  • Establishing a large information database on food allergy patients to support prospective and retrospective epidemiological studies.
  • Establishing a network that can support large clinical trials of emerging therapeutics for food allergies.

Key Areas of Discovery

  • Understanding risk factors that predict the development of food allergy
  • Characterizing the differences in immune responses between people who have persisting food allergy and those who outgrow their food allergy
  • Determining factors that can predict patients who will have severe reactions
  • Development of new diagnostics for diagnosing food allergy
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