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ITN

Accelerating research to improve quality and length of life

Sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) involves the work of approximately 70 distinguished investigators from more than 50 institutions around the world. Their mission is to accelerate the evaluation of promising approaches for the introduction and maintenance of immune tolerance.

Rho serves as the statistical and data coordinating center for clinical and non-clinical research activities carried out by the ITN. Our responsibilities encompass a broad range of functions including statistical design and analysis, clinical data collection,database storage and management, quality control, reporting and associated training for clinical site personnel, safety oversight, preparation of study-related materials, and clinical study Web site development and maintenance. Rho also serves as the statistical and data coordinating center for the NIAID-sponsored Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (AADCRC). In this role, our teams provide assistance in the statistical design, analysis, and final reporting for clinical trials and mechanistic studies.

NIAID established the Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers to promote integrated, multidisciplinary basic and clinical research on the immunologic mechanisms underlying the onset and progression of asthma and allergic diseases. The goal of the program is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and allergic diseases and to provide a rational foundation for the development of effective therapeutic and preventive strategies.

Jim Rochon, Ph.D., Senior Statistical Scientist, is principal investigator for the statistical and data coordinating center.