FARE Clinical Network Centers of Distinction
The FARE Clinical Network includes 50 Centers of Distinction
Note: if you would like to learn more about any of these centers, please contact FCN@foodallergy.org
Data Coordination Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD
Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, oversees the FARE Clinical Network’s Data Coordination Center. A collaborative endeavor with Westat, the FARE Data Coordination Center supports the design, development, execution, monitoring and analysis of clinical research studies, including clinical trials to evaluate promising therapeutics and approaches for food allergy treatment and prevention.
Biobank and Biomarker Discovery Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Amal Assa'ad, MD
Amal Assa’ad, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, serves as Principal Investigator of the FARE Clinical Network’s Biobank and Biomarker Discovery Center, the first and only biobank dedicated to food allergy. The FARE Biobank is responsible for the acquisition, processing, storage and distribution of biospecimens for FARE Clinical Network research.
Chief Medical Officer for Public Health
Midwest Allergy Research Initiative
Ruchi Gupta, MD, PhD
In her role as Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University, advises FARE on advocacy and government relations, data-driven strategies to measure the burden of food allergy more accurately, and the development of clinical practice guidelines.