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Center for Celiac Research Moves from U of Md. to MassGeneral

By January 22, 2013

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The Center for Celiac Research, headed by well-known celiac and gluten sensitivity researcher Dr. Alessio Fasano, has moved from the University of Maryland to a new home at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ultimately, Dr. Fasano says he hopes to merge the center with the nearby Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Celiac Center to form a world-class Harvard Center for Celiac Research.

MassGeneral leaders had asked Dr. Fasano if he was interested in relocating the center, and he ultimately agreed. Since the majority of patients already travel to visit the celiac center in Maryland, the center's leaders concluded that moving the whole operation to Boston wouldn't be too disruptive.

The move is taking place this month, according to center spokesperson Susie Flaherty. Continuing research into celiac disease and gluten sensitivity will take place in Boston, but some former center clinicians will stay behind at the University of Maryland to care for patients there.

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