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Group of Clinical and Experimental Allergy (GACE) (Medellin, Colombia)

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The Research Group in Clinical and Experimental Allergy (GACE) was created in 2007, thanks to the support of the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Microbiology at the University of Antioquia, to strengthen, generate, promote research and disseminate knowledge in clinical allergy, basic areas and translational research, to scientist and students through training and formation.

Our aim is to establish appropriate conditions for conducting research, teaching and extension processes in the field of clinical allergy (respiratory, skin, drug, food and occupational allergies; immunomodulation and exposure test), epidemiology of allergic diseases (observational and interventional), and in experimental allergology (molecular, genetics and applied biotechnology), to contribute to the research culture and knowledge management.

We have a qualified team lead by Ricardo Cardona Villa (MD, MSc, EAC), composed of teachers and researchers, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students who are part of our research projects and clinical practice. We have 23 physicians: 8 specialists in Clinical Allergy, 2 specialists in Pediatrics and Clinical Allergology, 2 immunologists and 15 residents of clinical allergy. In addition, we have interdisciplinary staff such as: epidemiologists, biological engineer, biotechnologist, molecular biologist, data science in health, nurses and administrative assistants.

We work closely with different institutions in Colombia like: Hospital Pablo Tobon and San Vicente Fundación (Medellín), Fundación Santa Fé (Bogotá C.D.), Universidad de Cartagena and FUNDEMEB (Cartagena), Valle de Lili (Cali); as well as international institutions in Spain: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Hospital Clínico de Barcelona, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal de Madrid and Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús de Madrid. In the IPS Universitaria is establish our center for patient’s attention through the Service in Clinical Allergy in a medium complexity institution at national level and providing diagnostic services with in vitro and in vivo for allergic diseases.



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