Food Allergy Research & Education Clinical Network Grows with Addition of Northwell Health
Network Now Features 30 Leading Institutions
McLEAN, Va. (April 4, 2018) – Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is pleased to announce today the addition of New York’s largest healthcare provider to the FARE Clinical Network, a national collaborative that is helping to accelerate the development of therapies for food allergy and working to improve the level of care for patients.
With the addition of Northwell Health, the FARE Clinical Network now comprises 30 research and clinical care facilities across the country that are considered leaders in the field of food allergy, working together with FARE to improve access to high-quality care and advance critically needed research that will improve quality of life for millions affected.
Launched in 2015, the FARE Clinical Network represents an investment by FARE of approximately $6.5 million since it was created. Under FARE’s leadership and coordination, FARE Clinical Network members serve as sites for clinical trials for the development of new therapeutics, develop best practices for the care of patients with food allergies and in some cases, will contribute to the steadily growing FARE Patient Registry.
“In less than three years, we have made great strides with the FARE Clinical Network, which has played a key role in driving food allergy research forward through FARE’s support to institutions across the country that have set themselves apart with their dedication to serving the food allergy community,” said James R. Baker, Jr., MD, CEO and chief medical officer of FARE. “We share in this mission and are pleased to welcome Northwell Health to the FARE Clinical Network.”
Later this month, FARE will be bringing together representatives from FARE Clinical Network centers of excellence for its annual Research Retreat, attended by patient advocates and regulatory officials. In designated communities, FARE Clinical Network sites also work with FARE’s Community Engagement team on local awareness and education efforts.
The centers of excellence selected as part of the FARE Clinical Network provide high-quality clinical and sub-specialty food allergy expertise and services, and are focused on applying new evidence-based knowledge to this important field.
To view a full list of Centers of Excellence, visit www.foodallergy.org/research-programs/fare-clinical-network.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Our work is organized around three core tenets: LIFE – support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives; HEALTH – enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment; and HOPE – encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org and find us on Twitter@FoodAllergy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.