Jennifer Harris

Researchers Seeking Adults with Celiac Disease

by Jennifer Harris on February 22nd, 2011

Adults that have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease are being sought to participate in a study to identify factors associated with the development of Celiac Disease.  The goal of the study is to find the genes that may predispose individuals to develop this autoimmune disease.  Adults eligible to participate in this study must have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease through a small intestinal biopsy. Spouses may also be eligible to participate.

Participants will be asked to provide a blood sample, complete a questionnaire, and provide medical records regarding their diagnosis. There is no cost to participate.  Necessary materials to have the blood drawn by the individual's doctor, clinic, or lab will be sent.  The study will pay for the cost of the blood draw, as well as overnight shipping to the lab. Participants will receive free antibody testing and be compensated $25 for their time to complete the questionnaire and provide a blood sample.

For further information, please contact City of Hope, Maryam Pirnazar at 949-929-5958 or toll-free at 800-844-0049,           email  or Linda Steele at 800-844-0049 or 626-471-9264.

City of Hope

Department of Population Sciences

Bldg DPS173, Room 121 1500 East Duarte Road Duarte, CA 91010 Toll Free (866) 356-9962 (626) 471-9262 Fax (626) 471-9269 --------------------------- Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA Jennifer D. Harris, Gluten-Free Product Specialist, Return to Eden Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA


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