University of Utah/Primary Children’s Hospital named “Center of Excellence” for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network

Utah Food Allergy Network (UFAN) is elated to announce that the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital was named a new center in the FARE Food Allergy Clinical Network this week! UFAN advocated for the hospitals to be added to the newly formed clinical network last year in hopes that people in Utah and the surrounding Intermountain Region would have access to current research and emerging therapies.

“We are excited that the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital center was accepted as one of the new centers in the Food Allergy Clinical Network.  Food allergies are part of a growing epidemic, and this new network will allow us to better understand the causes of food allergies and be involved in designing and implementing new therapies in this field,” stated Rafael Firszt, MD, assistant professor, department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah and director of the clinic. “Much effort went into the application process, and we believe that this network will play a vital role in our patients accessing quality medical care in our community. We look forward to growing our relationship with FARE and with our local food allergy community.”

Read the entire Press Release

UFAN serves as a bridge, providing a network of communication between physicians, practitioners, agencies and the food allergy community. UFAN’s mission is to provide outreach to the newly diagnosed and the community at large by offering support, promoting education, building awareness of the severity of food allergies and anaphylaxis, and advocating for positive change.

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