FARE Center of Excellence

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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is one of 22 hospitals from across the nation — and the only hospital in western Pennsylvania — named a Center of Excellence and founding member of the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network.

FARE selected its inaugural Centers of Excellence based on each hospital's proven commitment to providing the highest standards of care for food allergy patients and leadership in applying new evidence-based practices. As a designated FARE Center of Excellence, Children's Hospital also joins the newly established FARE Clinical Network — a collaborative effort aimed at building a "robust pipeline of new therapies."

As a member of the FARE Clinical Network, Children's Hospital and the other Centers of Excellence will become major sites for clinical research and contribute to the development of a national food allergy patient registry and biorepositories. FARE will work to ensure funding and encourage collaboration among members.

The 22 newly designated FARE Centers of Excellence are:

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • Children’s National Health System
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital – a facility of Memorial Healthcare System
  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • National Jewish Health (Denver)
  • Rady Children’s Hospital/University of California, San Diego
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
  • Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University
  • Texas Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Program, Baylor College of Medicine
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • The Northwest Asthma and Allergy Center (Seattle)
  • The University of Chicago Medicine
  • UNC Food Allergy Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center Dallas

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