National Institutes of Health Awards Benaroya Research Institute $8 Million to Lead New Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Center

10/06/2016

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason a five-year, $8 million grant to lead a cooperative study on the immune system’s responses to allergens in the lungs. Over the next five years, investigators at BRI, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute will collaborate to gain insights into the lung epithelium – the interface between the inside of the lung and the outside environment – to inform the development of new treatments and therapies for allergies and asthma. One in four people in the United States are allergic, asthmatic, or both.

In this King5 News segment, Steven Zigler, PhD, discusses the research that he will lead as part of this NIH grant.

For additional information, please see BRI's press release about this grant award.

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