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Iowa Joins Sarcoidosis Research Network

Through a collaborative effort among several University of Iowa faculty members, the UI has been selected to join the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Clinical Studies Network.

The Iowa research team includes Dr. Knute Carter, clinical assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Dr. Nabeel Hamzeh, associate professor of internal medicine, Dr. Alicia Gerke, assistant professor of internal medicine, and Dr. Karin Hoth, associate professor of psychiatry.

Iowa joins 11 other sites in the United States and Europe to collaborate on multi-site studies and drug trials focusing on sarcoidosis. The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sarcoidosis with a mission to improve care for sarcoidosis patients.

Becoming a part of the Clinical Studies Network will also move Iowa’s discoveries forward more quickly. According to the research team, “Iowa’s inclusion in the network will provide our patients with the opportunity to participate in sarcoidosis studies to advance our knowledge of this disease, which ultimately translates into better care for our patients.”