Clinical Research

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are integral to advancing treatments for diseases like food allergy. Our clinical researchers at the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center are currently planning immunotherapy trials for both children and adults focused on:

  • Oral immunotherapy
  • Topical patch therapy
  • Sublingual therapy

To learn more about opportunities to enroll in clinical research for food allergy, contact foodallergytrials@med.umich.edu.

Don’t see an opportunity that’s right for you? Sign up to participate in our Food Allergy Patient Registry, described below, which allows us to connect you with future clinical trials or other research efforts that are a better fit.

To learn more about clinical research opportunities across Michigan Medicine, visit UMHealthResearch.org.

Join Our Patient Registry

A simple way to help our researchers is to share your experience as a food allergy patient.

If you or your child are a current Michigan Medicine patient with food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), or food protein intolerance, you are eligible to join our patient registry.

By gathering information from people with these conditions, we can analyze trends and outcomes over time to better understand the success of current therapeutic approaches. The more people who participate, the better our insight, as we’ll have a breadth and depth of information to learn from.

Registry Criteria

You’re eligible to participate in the Food Allergy and Gastrointestinal Related Disorders Prospective Patient Registry (UM-FAGIRD) if:

  • You or your child is being treated in the pediatric or the adult gastroenterology clinics, or the allergy clinic.

And …

You or your child has one of the following conditions:

  • Food allergy
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
  • Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES)
  • Food protein intolerance

How It Works

There are three parts to the registry.

First, you’ll be asked to give your consent to participate in the registry and fill out a short questionnaire.

Then you’ll be able to provide more information, including background on your health history, your family history, and details about your current situation. You don't have to complete the survey all at once. You'll receive a code so you can finish the survey later if you need to.

After that, we’ll follow up with shorter surveys in 6 months, again in 12 months, and then each year after that. You can opt out at any time. You’ll receive an email with the survey link.

Once you’ve signed up, the registry research team will get more information from your medical chart. This may include and is not limited to:

  • Results of tests and procedures
  • Use of medical facilities, such as a clinic, ER, or hospital
  • Diagnoses of your conditions

Researchers may access your information for research projects in the future. We will not use any information that identifies individual people for any publications that come out of the registry.

Questions? We’d like to hear from you at fagirdquestions@med.umich.edu.

If you meet the criteria and would like to participate, start our secure online survey. Once you answer a few screening questions, you’ll receive an invitation to participate in the registry via email.