CEGIR Mission Statement
The Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders through innovative research, clinical expertise and education via collaborations between scientists, health care providers, patients, and professional organizations.
For patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)—a chronic immune disease typically triggered by food allergens—treatment often focuses on food elimination diets. Conventional therapy involves eliminating six food groups. However, new research from the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) suggests that eliminating a single food may be just as effective.
Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD, has received the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) 2023 Distinguished Scientist Award. Rothenberg will be recognized during the 2023 AAAAI Annual Meeting on February 24-26.