• Specialized Research Collaborations

    The research of the Division of Allergy and Immunology often involves close collaboration with centers, consortiums and other divisions within Cincinnati Children’s. Below are descriptions of our most marked collaborations.

  • The Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED) is the international leader in both caring for patients with eosinophilic conditions and researching the best treatments and cure. The CCED was the first center established that brings together experts in allergy / immunology, gastroenterology, social work, nutrition and pathology to evaluate, treat and study these chronic medical problems in children and adults. The CCED’s multidisciplinary team has extensive experience with these disorders and aims to provide personalized care and learn from each patient. Several of the faculty of the Division of Allergy and Immunology are physicians and researchers on the CCED’s multidisciplinary team: Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, PhD; J. Pablo Abonia, MDSimon P. Hogan, PhDKimberly A. Risma, MD, PhD; Joseph D. Sherrill, PhD; and Patricia C. Fulkerson, MD, PhD.

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    The primary focus of the Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology (CAGE) is to gain a better understanding of the genesis of lupus and immunological diseases. Faculty of CAGE and the Division of Allergy and Immunology frequently collaborate as evidenced by a shared faculty member, Kenneth M. Kaufman, PhD, and postdoctoral fellow. 

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    The Digestive Health Center is focused on bench-to-bedside research in pediatric digestive disease and is one of only 17 Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers in the nation supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, PhD and Simon P. Hogan, PhD are investigators of this center, and Nives Zimmermann, MD, Yui-Hsi Wang, PhD, Artem Barski, PhDPatricia C. Fulkerson, MD, PhD, and Joseph D. Sherrill, PhD are associate members.

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    The Division of Asthma Research at Cincinnati Children’s focuses its research efforts on individual variations in asthma presentation, treatment response and outcomes. Faculty of the Division of Asthma Research and the Division of Allergy and Immunology frequently collaborate as evidenced by a shared NIH U19 AARDC grant and faculty member, Gurjit Khurana Hershey, MD, PhD.

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    The Division of Immunobiology at Cincinnati Children’s conducts research toward understanding the cellular, molecular and genetic mechanisms that drive immunologically mediated disorders in children. The Division of Immunobiology is headed by Harinder Singh, PhD who was just recruited from Genetech and was previously a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Washington University. There are several active collaborations, shared technologies, and equipment. For example, Fred Finkelman, MD collaborates, publishes and co-mentors with faculty of the Division of Allergy and Immunology.  Two of our faculty have sever as directors of admissions for the Immunology Graduate Program: Simon P. Hogan, PhD is the director of PhD admissions, and Nives Zimmermann, MD has served as the director of MS admissions.

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    The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s specializes in treatment and research for gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders. Faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Division of Allergy and Immunology frequently collaborate in areas of research including eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. The most prominent example of these collaborations is the joint program focused on eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED). 

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    The Division of Human Genetics at Cincinnati Children's specializes in treatment and research of heritable disorders and has the overall research goal of creating unified platforms for complex phenotyping, genomic dissection and translation of personalized approaches to medical care and enhanced outcomes for individuals afflicted with gene-influenced diseases. Faculty of the Division of Human Genetics and the Division of Allergy and Immunology frequently collaborate as evidenced by a shared faculty member, Artem Barski, PhD

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    The Division of Pulmonary Medicine specializes in treatment and research of lung conditions and is one of the most highly ranked pulmonary programs in the nation. Faculty of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and the Division of Allergy and Immunology frequently collaborate on clinical trials involving asthma and jointly service the Asthma Center. A joint faculty member, Sandy Durrani, MD, is shared between our divisions. 

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  • Registry for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders

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    The Registry for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (REGID) is a collaboration of medical centers, professionals, families and individuals whose mission is to improve the knowledge, research and outcomes for people living with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.

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