U of U Physician Receives Pilot Grant to Study Esophageal Disease

U of U Physician Receives Pilot Grant to Study Esophageal Disease

May 7, 2012 2:09 PM

Kathryn Peterson(SALT LAKE CITY)— The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) has awarded a HOPE Pilot Grant to Kathryn Peterson, M.D., assistant professor in the University of Utah Department of Internal Medicine.

The APFED is nonprofit organization that supports patients with eosinophilic disorders, which are inflammatory conditions affecting the esophagus. The condition is not well understood and was only recently identified, but it’s believed food allergy may play a role. The APFED promotes education, awareness and supports research of the disease.

 Dr. Peterson’s research will focus on the development of a minimally invasive test to evaluate the disease.

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