UMASH Research Group Awarded $5 Million NIH Grant

UMASH Research Group Awarded $5 Million NIH Grant

Dr. Christine Seroogy, Principal Investigator of the pilot project “Exploratory Immunologic Differences in Cord Blood from Infants Born into Farming Environments Compared to Nonfarming Environments in MESA” reports that their research group has been awarded a $5 million NIH award to continue this work with a larger number of infants and in a prospective manner. In addition to monitoring immune maturation, this larger study will monitor respiratory infection frequency and severity, development of allergic diseases (for example, atopic dermatitis), and collection of individual and environmental samples for future microbiome analysis.

A link to the press release can be viewed at: http://www.med.wisc.edu/news-events/does-living-down-on-the-farm-lead-to-healthier-immune-systems-in-kids/40798