Mazda Donation of $6,995.00 to Help Fund Camp CouragEoS!
THANK YOU Mazda Motor of America for your generous support of our Super Hero Campers!
Mazda Nation missions is to unite the Mazda community by bringing together the people and the companies that support it. When you purchase a car from Mazda, you are also helping support the Mazda community! 100% of YOUR contributions go to giving back to the community, and contributing donations to local charities.
Details about the gift: Teagan and his family were asked through our hospital’s “Champions Program” to speak at the “Mazda Dealership Campaign.” They were so moved by Teagan’s story, and experience with the CCED, that collectively the dealerships decided they wanted to combine their individual grant funds so that Camp EoE could be given one large donation. You might recognize Teagan and his mom Kenya because their family also serves on the Board for the Eosinophilic Family Coalition.
Visit the Eosinophilic Family Coalition, Cincinnati Chapter Facebook page for more information.
Goochland Boy Allergic to Nearly All Foods
Carina Venter Joins Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders
Carina Venter, PhD, RD
, will be joining the
Division of Allergy and Immunology
and Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED) team at Cincinnati Children's as a research associate in February 2015. Dr. Venter is a dietician who was trained in South Africa and completed her postdoctoral studies in food hypersensitivity in the United Kingdom. Her notable accomplishments are many, including being the first and only dietician ever to be invited to act on many of the Advisory Panels for the Food Standards Agency in the United Kingdom. She comes to us from the University of Portsmouth and Isle of Wight, where she serves academically and clinically as a Senior Lecturer and Specialist Allergy Dietitian. Her research endeavors have received funding from the National Institute for Health Research (U.K.) and industry (Danone, Nutricia). In just the past 5 years (2010-2014), Dr. Venter has authored 25 peer-reviewed publications and 3 book chapters and supervised 14 post-graduate students (9 M.Sc. and 5 Ph.D.). Dr. Venter will be a great asset to the division and CCED team, clinic, research, and patients.
Coalition of Eosinophil Patient Advocacy Groups (C-EOS)
The Coalition of Eosinophil Patient Advocacy Groups (C-EOS) . C-EOS was established in 2014 to unite organizations representing the interests of patients with eosinophil associated diseases to advance key issues of importance to this population.
The majority of eosinophil associated diseases lack approved treatments, and there is no cure. By uniting like-minded organizations that support patients with these diseases, we will strengthen support for research and advocacy opportunities.
Learn more about the Coalition
CURED's RESEARCH DONATION of $85,000
The CURED Foundation continues to make a difference in the lives of those who are affected by EoE.
On behalf of the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED), Division of Allergy and Immunology, thank you for the grant award in the amount of $85,000.
Words cannot express how truly instrumental your organization has been with propelling our research findings! Our recent publications are landmark in discovery, as we have answered a long-standing question in the field - why is the esophagus the target organ in EoE.
We look forward to applying your generous donation directly back into our research programs. Together, we make a difference!
The CCED Team
CCED Receives NIH Grant To Lead Multicenter Consortium on Eosinophilic Disorders
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has received a 5-year, $6.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead a consortium of organizations from around the country that will conduct clinical research into eosinophilic disorders and train investigators in how to conduct clinical research.
Eosinophilic disorders are chronic inflammatory disorders. These conditions are thought to be triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and an over-accumulation in the gastrointestinal tract of white blood cells called eosinophils (part of the body's immune system). Eosinophilic disorders can cause a variety of gastrointestinal complaints including reflux-like symptoms, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, tissue scarring, fibrosis, the formation of strictures, diarrhea, abdominal pain, failure to grow in childhood and other medical complications.
Read more about the grant
Digestive Health Center Pilot and Feasibility Awards
Joseph D. Sherrill, PhD was awarded a
Digestive Health Center
Pilot and Feasibility Award for his project "Characterization of the Antimicrobial Peptide RNase 7 in Eosinophilic Esophagitis". Additionally,
Simon P. Hogan, PhD
is a co-investigator on another awarded
Digestive Health Center
Pilot and Feasibility Award for the project "Star-related Lipid Transfer (StarD7) in Intestinal Epithelial Barrier Function and Food Sensitization".
Digestive Health Center Research Symposium Award
Julie Caldwell, a research associate in the
, won first for posters at the
Digestive Health Center
Research Symposium for her project "CDH26: a Functional Integrin-Binding Cadherin Involve in Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders".
Congratulations to Dave Morris, a clinical fellow in the
, who was awarded a 2014
grant entitled "Characterization of eosinophil progenitors (EoPs) in the peripheral blood of pediatric patients with active eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)". He is pictured below with Linda Cox, the President of
, and Dennis Ledford, the past President of