Division of Allergy & Immunology Research

Our multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists conducts various research projects to help promote patient care and better educate families. We participate in studies funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Chicago Community Trust, the Food Allergy Initiative and our own investigator-initiated studies. We hope our research efforts will improve treatment for children with hard-to-treat asthma, allergies and immune disorders.

Highlighted Studies

Learn what we're investigating by reading about the following studies.

Food Allergy Research

Thirty years ago, food allergy was extremely rare. Today, 4.3 million U.S. children suffer from the life-threatening condition. Our physicians are conducting research to learn more about food allergies and improve treatment options. Our current studies of food allergies investigate peanut allergies, wheat allergies and the genetic causes of food allergies: 

For more information about our food allergy studies, please contact:
Phone: 312.227.6474 or 888.573.1833

Below are listings of the Division of Allergy & Immunology clinical studies and researchers.

​Hard-to-Control Asthma Has Distinct Features

Study finds striking differences in how children with asthma respond to treatment.

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​Acetaminophen Not Associated With Worse Asthma in Kids

Study shows acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) is as safe as ibuprofen (e.g., Advil) for children with asthma.

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​Gene Associated with Increased Risk of Asthma

Results of a study show that asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life had a common gene variation.

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​Kids With Food-Triggered Eczema Are At Risk For Developing Life-Threatening Food Allergy

Study suggests that families of children diagnosed with food-triggered atopic dermatitis should be prepared to respond to a full-blown food allergy reaction if the child is accidentally exposed to the food in question. These children need an emergency action plan and an injectable epinephrine to keep them safe.

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