Dr. Rothenberg, the Principal Investigator for CEGIR, has been awarded the highest honor bestowed by the International Eosinophil Society for his major contributions to the advancement of our understanding of the eosinophil.
NEPTUNE has embraced the concept of Precision Medicine proposed by the Institute of Medicine in 2011. The Precision Medicine strategy proposes the development of new disease definitions generated by a multilayered analysis of the disease course while patients receive their usual clinical care in observational studies.
Through a recently awarded Clinical Trial Readiness grant from NINDS, CReATe investigators are now tapping into the invaluable resource that is the CReATe Biorepository in an effort to clinically validate leading biological fluid-based biomarker candidates to aid the design and implementation of future clinical trials.
The creation of the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) incorporated the patient perspective into the decision-making process for eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs), improving the research and collaborations for these conditions. Three CEGIR patient advocacy groups provide insight into the differences that CEGIR has made for their organizations and for individuals with EGIDs.
It is becoming increasingly clear that problems with some basic cellular processes can contribute to diseases affecting different organs. One cellular signaling pathway that appears to be involved in multiple diseases is the mTOR pathway.
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at NIH is keenly interested in seeing more research studying rare diseases in which efforts and expertise are pooled across research groups and diseases to identify commonalities and shared targetable mechanisms. The intention is that such collaboration will increase efficiency and capacity in the development of new therapies compared to traditional approaches that focus within a single disease.
The Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network is an initiative of the Office of Rare Diseases Research. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) funded through a collaboration between NCATS and the National Institutes of Health.