The Laboratory of Allergic Diseases (LAD) conducts an integrated program of basic, translational, and clinical research focused on immunologic diseases, with an emphasis on understanding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of allergic disorders. This work is accomplished by a team of principal investigators, staff scientists, staff clinicians, biologists, nurses, and fellows working within organizational groups based on specific research interests. LAD includes units and sections focused on mast cell, eosinophil, and T-cell biology; G-protein coupled signal transduction; and immunodeficiency.
LAD investigators are conducting clinical studies designed to do the following:
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In addition, LAD administers the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center ACGME-accredited Allergy and Immunology Clinical Fellowship Program. (ACGME is the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.) This program provides specialty training for board-certified pediatricians and internists in the care of children and adults with complex allergic and immunologic diseases, including food allergy, asthma, eczema, nasal and ocular allergy, drug allergy, hives, anaphylaxis, and immunodeficiency diseases.
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Last Updated July 18, 2011
Last Reviewed July 18, 2011