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The FARE National Food Allergy Conference will be held May 16-17, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, CA, gathering the country’s leading food allergy experts and members of the food allergy community together for a weekend of world-class programming. Register now!
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Saturday, May 16 • 8:00am - 9:25am
New Research, New Hope

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Learn about the latest research into the causes of and treatments for food allergies from three leading experts in the field, FARE’s CEO Dr. James R. Baker, Jr. and two researchers who are investigating food allergies thanks to grants funded by FARE: Fred Finkelman, MD and Cathy Nagler, PhD.

Fred Finkelman, MD, is a FARE grantee who is developing an innovative therapeutic approach that would rapidly and safely suppress food allergies. If successful, this treatment could be applied to all food allergies, from the “top eight” (peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, wheat and soy) to less common food allergies.

Cathy Nagler, PhD, is a FARE grantee whose most recent work examines how intestinal bacteria regulate susceptibility to allergic responses to food.  She is applying the insights gained from studying mouse models to the development of novel probiotic interventions for the prevention and treatment of food allergy.

This and other current research for food allergies as well as future horizons will be discussed, with time allotted for audience questions.

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James Baker, MD

Dr. James (Jim) Baker, CEO of FARE, has more than 30 years of experience in basic biologic research, concentrating in immunology and host defense both at the University of Michigan and in industry as vice president for vaccine development at Merck, Inc. He completed his undergraduate education at Williams College in Williamstown, MA and his medical education at Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL. After an internship and internal... Read More →
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Fred Finkelman, MD

Fred D. Finkelman, M.D. is the McDonald Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He received his undergraduate degree from Queens College in New York City and his M.D. from Yale University. This was followed by Internal Medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, immunology... Read More →
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Cathy Nagler, PhD

Cathryn Nagler is the Bunning Food Allergy Professor at the University of Chicago. She graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University, obtained her Ph.D. from the Sackler Institute of Biomedical Science at N.Y.U. School of Medicine and did a postdoctoral fellowship at M.I.T.  She was Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Immunology) at Harvard Medical School prior to joining the University of Chicago in 2009. Dr. Nagler has... Read More →

Saturday May 16, 2015 8:00am - 9:25am
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