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19 April 2012

Allergy Studies at Children's Hospital Boston

Below is an email notice I received from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's New England Chapter about some exciting studies which will be taking place at Children's Hospital Boston. (I have directly copied and pasted from AAFA's email. The words below are not mine!)

Research Study of Parent and Child Perspectives on Food Labeling
Children’s Hospital Boston is conducting a study using focus groups, to learn more about the ways that children with food allergy and their parents use and understand food labels. 
We are currently looking for children ages 9 to 13 years to participate in focus groups.  If your child participates in the study, we will ask him or her to be part of a discussion with other children his/her age with food allergies.  The discussion will focus on how children cope with and manage their allergies, and how children understand and use food labels. 
Participation involves one visit to Children’s Hospital, which will last about 2 hours. 
If you are interested in participating in this research study, or would like more information about the study, please contact Dr. Jennifer LeBovidge, the Principal Investigator of the study, atjennifer.lebovidge@childrens.harvard.edu or 617-355-8557

Registry for the
Atopic Dermatitis Research Network

We are looking for:
• Males and females between 3 and 80 years of age who have Atopic Dermatitis
• Males and females between 8 months to 80 years or age who have a history of, or an active case of eczema herpeticum (wide-spread herpes skin infection along with AD)

Study Involves:
• One, possibly two visits to the clinic
• Skin swabs and small volume blood draw

If you decide to take part you will receive:
• Study related medical evaluation, including physical exam and test results
• Education and information about AD
• Financial compensation for qualified participants

For further information, contact the Children’s Hospital Boston clinical coordinators by phone or email:
(617) 355-4344ADRNStudy@childrens.harvard.edu

Principal Investigator:
Lynda Schneider, MD – Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

The National Institutes of Health, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation is sponsoring this clinical study at the following sites: Denver, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; and Rochester, New York.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health and Human Services, under contract HHSN272201000020C
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