American Gastroenterological Association-Providence Food Intolerance Research Award

American Gastroenterological Association-Providence Food Intolerance Research Award Eligibility: New & Established Investigators Amount/year: $60,000 Duration: Two years Deadline: Oct. 17, 2014 Start Date: January 2015 This award provides $60,000 per year for two years (up to $10,000/year may be used for equipment and supplies) to investigators to support basic or clinical research on the testing and treatment of food intolerance, i.e. dietary triggers of gastrointestinal symptoms, potentially including the role of the gut microbiota in the pathophysiology of food intolerance. Objective The specific objectives of this award are to further research to answer some of the following, or related, questions: (1) why is there a rise in the incidence of diseases that are triggered in part or in whole by diet (e.g. eosinophilic esophagitis and celiac disease); (2) how amenable is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to dietary interventions such as reductions in dietary gluten, fructose, or Fermentable, Oligo- ,Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols (FODMAPS), and what is the mechanism by which these dietary components cause illness; (3) what is the natural history of these food intolerances with regard to their effects on quality of life and clinical outcomes, e.g. what proportion of patients with a given food intolerance recovers spontaneously over time, and what proportion develops additional intolerances; (4) what is the comparative effectiveness of testin...
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