Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection

Chronic Disease

Who is affected by chronic disease?  We all are.  According to the CDC, 1 out of every 2 Americans is living with at least one chronic disease.  And for the lucky 50% who don’t have an illness, they probably have someone in their immediate family that does.  While heart disease and cancer top the list of most prevalent chronic diseases, many people also suffer with chronic inflammatory and allergic diseases, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis, as well as chronic infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. 

The immune system is the cornerstone of your health and well being.  At ITI we are striving to ease the burden of chronic disease through our research not only by helping physicians find better ways to diagnose and treat their patients, but also by searching for cures to eliminate these illnesses. 

The vast expertise and collaborations of ITI investigators have allowed the development of new technologies that are helping us unravel the complex immune mechanisms underlying disease.  Additionally, understanding how an immune response can vary between individuals will one day soon allow physicians to create a more personalized and effective treatment plan for each patient.  

Find out more about our on-going initiatives in cancer, cardiovascular disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis, rheumatic diseases and food allergy immunotherapy. 

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