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Glenn Furuta, M.D., director of the Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program at Children's Colorado, will help lead a five-year, $6.25 million clinical research project recently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Furuta and his team will use the grant to research eosinophilic and allergic disorders, and to train investigators in how to conduct clinical research.
The Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, will serve as the principal investigator on the grant. In addition to Colorado and Ohio, teams from Rady Children’s Hospital, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern University, Riley Children’s Hospital, the National Institutes of Health, Tufts University, University of North Carolina, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Bern University Switzerland will also participate in the clinical research.