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October 28, 2010

Celiac research donation to University of Maryland


Meredith Cohn reports today in the Baltimore Sun on a record $45 million donation to the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research. The donation, which is being announced today by the center's director, Alessio Fasano, will be used to create a first-of-its-kind institute that could eventually employ up to 200 doctors and researchers, Cohn reports.

The donation represents a new record for the university system.

Baltimore Sun photo/Kim Hairston

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 8:52 AM | | Comments (2)


what does that have to do with food?

In response to OB's question, this grant is for research to help people who cannot ingest gluten in any form. Gluten is in MANY foods, so THAT'S what the grant has to do with food.

Dr. Fasano is a terrific researcher, physician and person, and I'm thrilled that the Celiac Center has received this huge grant. I foresee Dr. Fasano being UM's first Nobel laureate somewhere down the road for his research.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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