uchicagoAre you interested in advancing research toward treatment and a cure for celiac disease? The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is enrolling patients for a clinical study testing the effectiveness of a pill for celiac disease. CDF is proud to support the efforts of Medical Advisory Board member, Stefano Guandalini, MD, and CDF Research Committee member, Sonia Kupfer, MD as they test Montelukast, a drug that is FDA-approved for the treatment of asthma, for the treatment of celiac disease. The study is taking place at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. In order to be eligible for the study you must:

  • Have celiac disease
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have been on a gluten-free diet for at least one year
  • Be willing to eat bread containing gluten

If enrolled, you will be given the drug or a placebo and be asked to:

  • Travel to the Chicagoland area for six study visits over a three month period
  • Have multiple blood draws, endoscopy with biopsy and brushings, and provide stool samples
  • Answer some questions regarding your health

If you are interested, please contact Meaghan Peterson at 773-702-9743 or [email protected]