2015-08-19 14:59:22 UTC

Aug. 19, 2015

Dr. Newberry hopes to develop prevention and treatment suggestions for childhood food allergies through this research.

Rodney D. Newberry, MD, plans to use the AGA-Providence Food Intolerance Research Award, which he received earlier this year from the AGA Research Foundation, to support his investigation into how environmental factors increase food allergy incidence and severity, with a specific focus on children. 

“Alterations in feeding and the microbiota in a specific time in early in life may underlie the dramatic increase in childhood food allergies,” according to Dr. Newberry, who is a professor of medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.  

“The AGA-Providence Food Intolerance Research Award will provide essential support to continue these innovative studies at a critical time, and without this support, we would be unable to continue studies in this much-needed area of research,” he added.  

Dr. Newberry hopes to develop prevention and treatment suggestions for childhood food allergies through this research. 

Learn more about the AGA Research Foundation and the upcoming application deadlines for the 2016 awards on the AGA Research Foundation website.

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