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Center for Celiac Research to Join Massachusetts General Hospital

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According to the press release:

"After 20 years of providing clinical care for patients and conducting breakthrough research in celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders in Baltimore, the Center for Celiac Research (CFCR) will be moving its operation to Mass General Hospital (Mass General) in Boston, MA effective January 7, 2013. The CFCR will also be working in partnership with the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fasano will continue to serve as director of the CFCR, and will become the new chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (seeing both pediatric and adult patients) and director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center. In addition, members of his research, clinical, and administrative team will be joining Dr. Fasano in Boston."

"This is a very exciting and promising time for the CFCR and all of our supporters. Mass General is the #1 hospital in America, and for 200 years people have looked to Mass General for answers, innovations and unmatched medical leadership. By joining with our colleagues at Mass General and the BIDMC Celiac Center, we will become one of the most advanced facilities in the world to care for people with gluten-related disorders. This will allow us to accelerate our goal of finding an alternative treatment/cure for celiac disease and gluten-related disorders."

According to the release, patients have been sent a letter advising them of the move. The letter contains information about how to arrange for continuing care at the University of Maryland. Patients who prefer to continue their care through the Center for Celiac Research located at Mass General, are advised to check the website frequently for forthcoming information on scheduling appointments starting in January.

Click here to view to original press release.


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