The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) non-profit organization has expanded its FARE Clinical Network to include five new facilities. FARE Clinical Network facilities are “centers of excellence” which collaborate with other facilities on research and education efforts regarding food allergies. There are now 28 FARE Clinical Network members.

The new additions include Columbia University Medical Center and its NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York, New York. Gores Family Allergy Center at Children’s Hospital Ls Angeles in California has also joined as has ‘Specially for Children from Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, Texas. The University of Utah Health Care/Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah has also joined, as has Virginia Mason Medical Center/Benaroya Research Institute in Seattle, Washington.

FARE Clinical Network members served about 56,000 patients in the past year.

As the network expands, FARE expects that the number of patients served and the annual investment into research will also increase. The goal is to reach 40-50 sites in the next three years.

“Accelerating the pace of research on food allergies and helping to ensure that we can expand access to clinical trials and high-quality medical care is one of FARE’s top priorities,” said James R. Baker, Jr., MD, CEO and chief medical officer of FARE. “The addition of five exemplary institutions to the FARE Clinical Network enables FARE to significantly broaden the reach of this initiative.”

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