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Our allergy and immunology pediatric specialists are international leaders in allergy research, especially in food allergy. Through our partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, we provide professional education and knowledge advancement through research.
Our specialists are on the forefront of evaluating new methods of preventing, diagnosing, managing and treating allergic diseases. Our researchers work to understand risk factors for developing allergic and inflammatory reactions, and then seek new ways to safely regulate those responses.
"My aim is to use my research to help influence health care policy and advocacy within food allergy."
David Fleischer, MD
Section Chief, Allergy/ImmunologyLearn about Dr. Fleischer's research
Our food allergy research program is an international leader in researching food allergy treatment, food allergy quality of life, and best practices for the prevention, diagnosis and management of food allergy. Our team members are also active in food allergy healthcare policy and regularly serve as authors on practice management guidelines.
We collaborate with the top centers around the world to help research the latest food allergy treatments, which aim to desensitize an allergic child so that they can tolerate up to 1 gram (a few kernels) of peanut, about the size of an accidental bite of something. This transformative research is part of an FDA fast-tracked effort to accelerate the development and approval of new food allergy therapies.
Our groundbreaking drug allergy program seeks to understand the most efficient way to diagnose drug allergy. With a focus on penicillin allergy, our team is investigating which children are low-risk and unlikely to benefit from penicillin allergy testing.
We conduct investigator-initiated studies, federally funded grants, as well as donor and other sponsor-funded clinical trials for investigational treatments. We have a variety of ongoing allergy research studies including:
Our research aims to be practical, yet cutting edge, while maintaining a focus on helping our patients and their families. We want to help prevent and treat allergies, but also maximize the quality of our patients' and families' lives while they live with food allergy.
Learn more about The Allergy and Immunology Center.