Examining Irritable Bowel Syndrome Through the Lens of Food Allergy
“Although a great deal remains to be elucidated, recent data support the hypothesis that common gastrointestinal ailments, such as irritable bowel syndrome and functional abdominal pain, may instead be food-induced allergic disorders,” says Marc Rothenberg.
This news is featured in the Cincinnati Children's science blog and the New York Times.
Leaping Toward Bridging Bedside Clinical Care and Benchside Research of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders: Tetsuo Shoda's K99/R00
Congratulations to Tetsuo Shoda, MD, PhD, research associate in the Rothenberg CURED Lab, for receiving a prestigious K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)!
Tetsuo’s grant, titled “Combinatory Effects of Genetic Variants in Eosinophilic Esophagitis”, received a highly competitive and remarkable final overall impact score of 12! Grants are scored from 10 (high impact) to 90 (low impact).
The purpose of the Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) Program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers or clinician-scientists from mentored research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.
Tetsuo came to the Rothenberg CURED Lab from the National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan in 2016. As a clinician and a researcher, he was engaged in treating pediatric patients and studying about pediatric allergy in Japan. His fundamental research interest is pathogenic mechanisms of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID) with a goal of bridging bedside clinical care and benchside research. This K99/R00 award is a notable leap forward in pursuing that goal.
Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD would like to thank Kenneth Kaufman, PhD and Lisa Martin, PhD for excellent mentorship of Tetsuo and input on his grant.