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Media Room May 17, 2023

FARE Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Council

May 17, 2023 (McLean, VA) – FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) announces, in support of FARE’s mission, the formation of the FARE Scientific Advisory Council (SAC). This esteemed forum of subject matter experts, who are working at the leading edge of diverse disciplines, will review recent progress and identify innovative approaches that can be applied to food allergy investigations to help guide FARE’s future investments in clinical and preclinical research.  

The Scientific Advisory Council met for the first time on May 1 to gather information and recommend strategies for amplifying the scale, scope, and impact of food allergy research. The Council’s work also seeks to elevate food allergy by focusing greater scientific and public attention on this increasingly prevalent, life-threatening disease. 

“The formation of the Scientific Advisory Council is the first time FARE has brought together a group of this caliber to truly move the research needle forward,” says Sung Poblete, RN, PhD, CEO of FARE. “These exceptional advisors will help FARE generate novel research opportunities that will engage talented investigators to address key knowledge gaps and devise new solutions to treat food allergy and related conditions.”  

As part of today’s research focus during Food Allergy Awareness Week, we honor and celebrate the healthcare providers and investigators who are making a difference for our food allergy community, with special acknowledgement to the members of the Scientific Advisory Council who have joined FARE’s efforts to advance food allergy research.  

FARE Scientific Advisory Council Members:

  • James Allison, PhD
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Regina Barzilay, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Martin Blaser, MD
    Rutgers University
  • Wesley Burks, MD
    UNC Health
  • Judy Cho, MD
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Alessio Fasano, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Tanya Laidlaw, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Hugh Sampson, MD
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Padmanee (Pam) Sharma, MD, PhD
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Wayne Shreffler MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

For more information on these SAC members, please click here.

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FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is the nation’s leading non-profit engaged in food allergy advocacy and the largest food allergy charity supporting research. FARE’s innovative education, advocacy and research initiatives transform the future of food allergy through new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation, and novel approaches to managing the disease. To learn more, visit: foodallergy.org.

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