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    Scott Adams
    Scott Adams

    USA Local Celiac Support Groups & Chapters

    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

    USA Support Groups A-Z

    USA Local Celiac Support Groups & Chapters - Image: CC BY 2.0--Koinos Zoi Photography
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    Celiac disease support groups in the United States - Includes national organization affiliation (if any).


    Birmingham - Support Group
    Birmingham Celiac Disease Support Group (Alabama)
    Contact: Rebecca Kinney
    Email: birminghamceliac@hotmail.com
    Los Angeles - Support Group:
    Awesome Friends with Food Sensitivities

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    Contact: Harmony Hopkins

    Website: http://www.meetup.com/Awesome-Friends-with-Food-Sensitivities/
    Email: awesomefriendsmeetup@gmail.com


    Fountain Hills - Support Group
    Contact 1: Allyn Krieger-Fiedler NMD
    E-mail: drakfiedler@cox.net
    Contact 2: Margy Squires
    E-mail: msquires@e-tyh.com 

    Green Valley - Support Group
    Contact: Kay Bleuer
    E-mail: nkbleuer@yahoo.com

    Payson - Support Group
    Contact 1: Nancy A. Palmer
    Payson Area Celiac Support Group
    HC 2 Box 95-S
    Payson, AZ 85541
    Tel: (520) 478-4383
    Contact 2: Jane Kendall
    HCR Box 305-B
    Payson, AZ 85541
    Tel: (520) 474-6707.

    Tucson - Support Group
    Southern AZ Celiac Support
    Internet: http://www.southernarizonaceliacsupport.org


    Hot Springs Village - Resource:
    Contact: Betty Shepherd
    11 Indiana Circle
    Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
    Tel: (501) 922-6034

    Little Rock - Support Group
    Contact: Anne Luther
    Gluten Free in Central Arkansas
    4710 Sam Peck Road, 1015
    Little Rock, AR 72223
    Tel: (501) 223-3981
    E-mail: aaluther@comcast.net

    Mountain Home - Support Group
    Contact: Marilyn H. Jorgensen
    Arkansas/Ozark Celiac Support Group (CSA)
    198 Cochran Drive
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    Tel: (501) 492-5243

    Rogers - Support Group
    Contact: Janice Carmichael
    Northwest Arkansas Celiac-Sprue Group (Fayetteville, AR)
    2703 Kathy Lane, Rogers, AR 72653-8725
    Tel: (501) 636-8995


    Carlsbad - Resource:
    Contact: Helen Foreman
    7112 Lantana Terrace
    Carlsbad, CA 92011
    Tel: (760) 931-7809
    E-mail: bhforeman@webtv.net

    Lake Arrowhead - Support Group
    Contact: Jeanne Dickson
    PO Box 2052
    Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
    Tel: (208) 699-5913
    E-mail: gfjeanne@msn.com

    Los Angeles - Support Group:
    Contact: Harmony Hopkins
    Awesome Friends with Food Sensitivities
    Website: http://www.meetup.com/Awesome-Friends-with-Food-Sensitivities/
    Email: awesomefriendsmeetup@gmail.com

    Marin - Support Group
    Gluten Intolerance Resource Group of Marin
    Contact: Alison St. Sure
    Tel: (415) 785-4980

    Merced - Resource:
    Contact: Gary L. Brackney Sr.
    3596 Hagen Court
    Merced, CA 95348
    Tel: (209) 722-7760

    Modesto/Stockton/Turlock - Support Group
    Central Valley Celiacs
    Contact: Karen Cadiz
    Tel: (209) 823-3211
    E-mail: centralvalleyceliacs@comcast.net

    Oakland - Support Group
    Contact 1: Melissa Batavia
    Sprue Group of the SF Bay Area
    Tel: (510) 655-2555
    E-mail: melbatavia@comcast.net

    Orange County - Support Group
    Contact: Cecile Weed
    Orange County Celiacs
    Tel: (714) 750-9543

    Palm Springs - Resource:
    Contact: Taylor Cushmore
    2283 S. Alhambra Drive
    Palm Springs, CA 92264
    Tel: (760) 416-2051
    E-mail: TaylorCush@aol.com

    Redding - Support Group:
    The Redding Gluten Free Support Group
    Contact: Misty Price
    Redding, CA 96003
    Tel: (530) 223-2167
    E-mail: mistyprice@charter.net

    San Luis Obispo County - Support Group
    Central Coast Celiacs
    Contact: Isabella Porter
    Tel: (805) 314 0394
    Email: thecentralcoastceliacs@gmail.com

    Sacramento - Support Group
    Contact 1: Diane Craig
    Sprue & You (CSA)
    Tel: (916) 483-8546
    E-mail: dcraig101@hotmail.com
    Contact 2: Kathleen G. Hughes
    Tel: (530) 672-1104

    San Bernardino - Support Group
    Contact 1:Patricia Berger
    Redlands Area Celiac Sprue Support Group
    627 Fountain Ave.
    Redlands, CA 92373
    Tel: (909) 793-3712

    San Diego Support Group
    Contact : William & Helen Foreman
    7112 Lantana Terrace
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    Tel: (760) 931-7809
    E-mail: bhforeman@webtv.net

    San Gabriel Valley - Support Group
    CDF East San Gabriel Valley
    Contact: Lynne Turner
    Tel: (626) 915-2196, 
    E-mail:   travelynne812@yahoo.com
    Internet:  www.sgvceliac.org

    Santa Ana - Support Group
    Santa Ana Celiacs
    Contact: Cecile Weed
    13471 Marty Lane
    Garden Grove, CA 92843
    Tel: (714) 750-9543
    Contact 2: Debbie Lee
    Tel: (714) 830-8237

    Santa Cruz - Support Group
    Santa Cruz Celiac Support Group
    Contact: Pam Newbury
    543 Ice Cream Grade
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Tel: (831) 423-6904
    E-mail: pam@santacruzceliac.org
    Internet: http://santacruzceliac.org

    Santa Rosa - Support Group
    Contact 1: Laura Southworth
    Sonoma County CSA
    480 Bohemian Highway
    Freestone, CA 95472
    Tel: (714) 798-3112
    Contact 2: Rosemary Yates
    129 Grenvillia Drive
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    Tel: (707) 766-8606.

    Stockton - Support Group
    Contact 1: Karen Cadiz
    Central Valley Celiacs (CSA)
    E-mail: centralvalleyceliacs@comcast.net
    Tel: (209) 823-3211

    Temecula - Support Group:
    Contact: Ramona Inman
    Celiac Disease Foundation - Temecula
    Tel: (951) 676-0651
    E-mail: ramonacdf@aol.com

    Ventura County - Support Group
    Contact: Kathy Button
    2525 Waxwing Ave.
    Ventura, CA 93003
    Tel: (805) 650-0520
    E-mail: venturaceliac@sbcglobal.net
    Internet: http://www.venturaceliac.org

    Walnut Creek / Contra Costa County Support Group
    Walter Moeller, Founder and President
    Walter Moeller
    Tel: 925-932-8875
    Email: GlutenfreeWC@Gmail.Com




    Berthoud - Resource:
    Contact: William R. Eyl
    2600 Blue Mountain Avenue
    Berthoud, CO 80513
    Tel: (303) 772-3155

    Colorado Springs - Support Group
    Contact: Virginia Ludwig
    Pikes Peak (CSA)
    3705 Meadowland Blvd.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    Tel: (719) 598-6748
    Internet: www.groupspaces.com/pikespeakceliacs  

    Colorado Springs - Support Group
    Contact: Victoria Garcia
    Celiac Youth Support Group
    3408 Colony Hills Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80916
    E-mail: jv4garcia@msn.com

    Denver - Support Group
    Contact: Betty Elofson
    Denver Celiac Sprue Association (CSA)
    Tel: (303) 238-5145

    Denver - Support Group
    Contact 1: Donna Steelman
    Denver Celiacs
    Denver Metro Area
    4617 S Joplin Way
    Auroa, CO 80015
    Tel: (303) 699-6170
    E-mail: donnasteelman@comcast.net
    Contact 2: Jill Smith
    2289 W. Hyacinth Road
    Highlands Ranch, CO 80216
    Tel: (303) 683-3281

    Fort Collins - Support Group
    Contact 1: Deborah Fusco
    Northern Colorado Chapter (CSA)
    4610 Shoreline Road
    Fort Collins, CO 80526
    Tel: (970) 226-4105
    E-mail: dfusco@hach.com
    Contact 2: Delores Valdez-Amick
    803 S. Van Buren Ave.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Tel: (970) 663-4048

    Highlands Ranch - Resource:
    Contact: Mary Ann Peterson
    10111 S. Silver Maple Rd.
    Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
    Tel: (303) 683-1461


    Danbury/Waterbury - Support Group
    Contact 1: Suzel Cable
    Nutmeg Chapter (CSA)
    548 High St., 2nd Floor
    Naugatuk, CT 06770
    Tel: (203) 723-1318
    Contact 2: Edith K. Meffley
    Tel: (203) 438-6108.

    New Haven - Support Group
    Contact: Bill Jacobs
    Greater New Haven Celiac Group
    100 Alexander Drive
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    E-mail: wajacobs15@aol.com

    Northwest Connecticut - Support Group
    Contact: Marilyn Duffany
    Celiac Support Group of Northwest Connecticut (CSA)
    Tel: (203) 283-8506

    Waterbury/Nutmeg - Support Group
    Contact 1: Carol Hoebel
    Celiac Sprue Support Group of NW Connecticut
    84 Woodruff Ave.
    Thomaston, CT 06787
    Tel: (860) 283-5577
    E-mail: david.hobel@snet.net
    Contact 2: Suzel Cable
    548 High St., 2nd Floor
    Naugatuk, CT 06770
    Tel: (203) 723-1318
    Contact 3: Edith K. Meffley
    Tel: (203) 438-6108
    Contact 4: Joan Balough
    Tel: (203) 268-3829
    Contact 5: Syd Aronowitz
    Tel: (203) 794-0150



    Wilmington/Newark - Support Group
    Delaware Celiac and Gluten Free Group
    Contact: Eva Szalewicz
    Tel: (302) 482-4882
    E-mail: glutenfreedelaware@gmail.com
    Internet: http://glutenfreedelaware.tripod.com

    District of Columbia, Washington

    Washington DC - Support Group
    Contact: Susan Flinn
    Washington Area Celiac Support Group
    Internet: http://www.dcceliacs.com


    Crystal River - Support Group
    Contact: Mary Lou Thomas
    Crystal River Celiacs
    6350 W. Patriot St
    Homosassa, Florida 34448
    Tel: (352) 628-9559
    E-mail: mlthomas4cs@hotmail.com

    Daytona Beach - Support Group
    Contact: Juanita Ohanian
    Daytona Beach Celiac Support Group
    2720 Autumn Leaves Drive
    Port Orange, FL 32128
    Tel: (386) 492-3159

    Fort Myers - Support Group
    Contact: Terry Foster
    Lee County Celiac Group
    Tel: (237) 935-5093
    E-mail: terry@theskinnypantry.com

    Largo - Support Group
    Contact: Carol Anne
    Gluten Intolerance Support Group of Largo
    Cypress Palms, Largo
    400 Lake Avenue N E
    Largo, Florida   33771
    Tel: (727) 204-3538
    E-mail: WyndStarrCO1@Yahoo.com
    Internet: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/GlutenFreeInFlorida

    Melbourne - Support Group
    Contact 1: Mary Kump
    GIG of Florida
    3190 Village Park
    Melbourne, FL 32934-8296
    Tel: (407) 254-2034
    Contact 2: Michael Jones
    E-mail: mjones@digital.net

    Naples and Southwest Florida - Support Group
    Celiac Disease Support Group of Southwest Florida (NCA chapter)
    Contact: Aisling (ash-ling) Swift
    Tel: (239) 293-6092
    E-mail: SWFLCeliac@gmail.com
    Internet: https://www.facebook.com/CeliacDiseaseSWFL/

    Orlando - Support Group
    Contact: Michael Jones
    Celiacs of Orlando
    12733 Newfield Drive
    Orlando, FL 32837
    Tel: (407) 856-3754
    E-mail: mjones@digital.net.

    Palm Beach - Support Group
    Contact: Phyllis Kessler
    Palm Beach County Celiac Support Group
    15927 Laurel Creek Drive
    Delray Beach, FL 33446
    Tel: 561-637-0396

    Pensacola - Resource:
    Contact: Nancy Kilpatrick
    5433 Lee St. West
    Milton, FL 32570
    Tel: (904) 626-0064

    Sarasota - Support Group
    Contact: Edith Kaplan
    Sarasota Celiacs
    E-mail: ediesrq@verizon.net

    South Florida Celiac Support Group
    CDF So. Florida Chapter
    Tel: 561-637-0396
    Email: Pkessler23@AOL.COM


    Smyrna - Support Group
    Contact: Jan Austin
    Atlantic Celiac Support Group (CSA)
    Tel: (404) 433-9661

    Warner Robins - Support Group
    Contact: Carol Hinton, Branch Manager
    Tel: (478) 397 5061
    E-mail: middlegeorgiagig@yahoo.com


    Boise - Support Group
    Contact: Twylia McIlvanie
    Boise Idaho Celiac Support Group
    Tel: (208) 939-0373
    E-mail: Scott Neil - SNeil@Cableone.net



    Aurora - Support Group
    Contact: Sandy Wright
    Aurora celiac disease/GI CSA Support Group
    Aurora, IL
    Email: sandywright@att.net

    Champaign - Support Group
    Champaign-Urbana Celiac Support Group
    E-mail: tlflipper76@aol.com

    Decatur - Resource:
    Resource: Jewell M. Barr
    3333 Lost Bridge Rd.
    Decatur, IL 62521
    Tel: (217) 423-8234

    Peoria - Support Group
    Contact 1: Marsha Bishoff
    Central Illinois Celiacs (CSA)
    619 Spring Street
    Washington, IL 61571
    Tel: (309) 444-7415 or (309) 692-3848

    Petersburg - Support Group
    Contact: Barb Hand
    Land of Lincoln Celiac Support Group
    R.R. 3, Box 276C
    Petersburg, IL 62675
    Tel: (217) 632-2684

    Rockford - Support Group
    Contact 1: Jolyn M. Fasula
    Rockford Area Chapter (CSA)
    6816 Crown Ridge
    Rockford, IL 61103
    Tel: (815) 877-5302
    Contact 2: Ron Ford
    Tel: (815) 229-8804


    Bloomington - Resource:
    Contact: Denise Brown
    Tel: (812) 824-9674

    Evansville - Support Group
    Contact: Barbara Watson
    Evansville Celiac Sprue Support Group
    1317 Bayard Park Dr.
    Evansville, IN 47714

    Evansville - Resource:
    Contact: Gloria Baker
    2711 Knob Hill Dr.
    Evansville, IN 47711
    Tel: (812) 476-5744

    Indianapolis - Support Group
    Contact: Joyce Etheridge
    Celiac Support Group of Indianapolis, (CSA)
    1168 Sheffield Drive
    Avon, IN 46123
    Tel: 317-272-4609
    E-mail: mjbetheridge@aol.com

    Indianapolis - Support Group
    Contact: Diane Hosek
    1371 Stoney Creek Circle
    Carmel, IN 46032
    Tel: (317) 569-9670
    Email: dianehosek@gmail.com

    Lafayette - Support Group
    Contact: Nancy H. Linnemann
    Indiana Gluten Intolerance Support Team (CSA)
    2635 N 400 W.,
    West Lafayette, IN 47906
    Tel: (765) 497-0665
    E-mail: n.linnemann@comcast.net

    La Porte - Resource:
    Contact: Margaret M. Diffendorfer
    1012 Wright Avenue
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    Tel: (219) 362-6607


    Carroll - Resource:
    Contact: Lynne Humphrey
    121 S. Maple St.
    Carroll, IA 51401-3123
    Tel: (712) 792-5866
    E-mail: hump@win-4-u.net

    Cedar Rapids - Support Group
    Cedar Rapids support group
    Contact: Theresa Brandon
    2407 Linwood St. S.W.
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404-3554
    Tel: (319) 362.8087
    E-mail: tatbrandon@gmail.com

    Iowa City - Support Group
    Contact: Sarah Berke
    Iowa City Celiacs
    735 Michael St. #32
    Iowa City, IA 52246
    Tel: (319) 337-9521

    Tipton - Support Group
    Contact: Jacey Drollinger
    Living Free Celiac Disease Support Group
    Tipton, Iowa 52772
    Tel: (319) 886-6255

    Waverly - Support GroupWaverly Area Celiac Group
    Contact 1:
    Jill Everding
    Denver, IA  50622
    Tel: (319) 984-5928
    E-mail: jill.everding@wartburg.edu
    Contact 2:
    Betty Bast
    Waverly, IA  50677
    Tel: (319) 231-0107
    E-mail: bastbetty13@gmail.com


    Leavenworth - Resource:
    Contact: Latisha May Thomas
    1313 Vilas
    Leavenworth, KS 66048
    Tel: (913) 682-6678

    Manhattan - Support Group
    Contact: Rene' Eichem
    Manhattan Celiac Support Group
    2442 Buttonwood Drive
    Manhattan, KS 66502
    Tel: (913) 776-6013
    Contact 2: Mary Jordan
    2513 Nutmeg
    Manhattan, KS 66502
    Tel: (913) 539-2963
    E-mail: MJordan672@aol.com

    Topeka - Support Group
    Contact: Sharon Larson, President
    Topeka Celiac Sprue Support Group (CSA)
    4310 SE McMahan Ct.
    Tecumseh, KS 66542
    Tel: (785) 379-0479
    E-mail: slars5@cox.net

    Wichita - Support Group
    Contact 1: Kay Finn
    Wichita Celiacs (CSA)
    805 N. Cypress
    Wichita, KS 67206
    Tel: (316) 686-7034


    Benton - Support Group
    Contact: Rose Mary Mueller
    Heartland CS.DH of W. Ky./S.Il.
    102 Wyndy Brook Lane
    Benton, KY 42025
    Tel: (270) 527-8330
    E-mail: heartlandceliac@bellsouth.net

    Louisville - Support Group
    Contact 1: Emily McKinney
    Greater Louisville (Kentucky) CSA Chapter
    E-mail: ecmckinney@gmail.com
    Internet: www.glutenfreelouisville.org



    Baton Rouge - Support Group
    Contact 1: Mary Mack-Jeansonne, President
    Celiacs of Baton Rouge
    3387 Madeira Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    Tel: (225) 766-8872
    E-mail: celiacsbr@aol.com

    Baton Rouge - Support Group
      Baton Rouge Area Celiacs
      Contact: Glenda Worm
      Tel: (225) 571-7980
    E-mail: pelinc1@bellsouth.net

    New Orleans - Support Group
    Contact 1: Diane Schaefer
    Greater New Orleans Celiac Sprue Support Group
    Tel: (504) 348-3099
    Contact 2: Lorraine McCaslin
    Tel: (504) 833-1717

    New Orleans - Support Group
    Contact: Annette Bentley, BA, MSc
    President, American Celiac Society
    P.O. Box 23455
    New Orleans, LA 70183-0455
    Tel: (504) 737-3293
    Internet: www.americanceliacsociety.org

    Slidell - Resource:
    Contact: Jamie Head
    3771 Arrowhead Dr.
    Slidell, LA 70458
    Tel: (504) 643-2676


    Bangor - Support Group
    Contact 1: Ann Delaware
    Celiac Sprue Support Group of the Greater Bangor Area
    P.O. Box 472, Bradley
    ME 04411-0472
    Tel: (207) 827-2733
    Contact 2: Greg Chappelle
    27 Hilliard St.
    Old Town, ME 04468

    Bangor - Resource:
    25 Cushing Drive
    Glenburn, ME 04401-1431
    Tel: (207)-947-9958.


    Annapolis - Support Group
    Chesapeake Celiac Support Group
    Contact: Patricia Minnigh
    Tel: (410) 672-5834

    Baltimore - Support Group
    Maryland Chapter 11 CSA/USA
    Contact 1: Phyllis Farmer
    600 Straffan Drive, Unit 502
    Timonium, MD 21093,
    Tel: (410) 560-1279
    Contact 2: Doug Rettberg
    498 South Hills Court
    Westminster, MD 21158
    Tel: (410) 876-3604

    Bethesda - Support Group
    Contact: Jerry Malitz
    Montgomery County Support Group
    Washington Area Celiac Support Group
    Email: dcmetroceliacs@gmail.com

    Delmarva - Support Group
    Contact: Betty Bellarin
    Maryland Delmarva Celiac Support Group
    E-mail: bbrboc@comcast.net


    Greater Boston and New England - Support Group
    Celiac Kids Connection
    Children's Hospital- GI/Nutrition Dept.
    300 Longwood Ave.
    Boston, MA 02115
    Tel: (617) 355-2127
    E-mail: CeliacKidsConnection@childrens.harvard.edu

    Boston - Support Group
    The Healthy Villi
    (Greater Boston Celiac/DH Support Group, Chapter #67 of CSA/USA)
    Chairperson: Lee Graham
    E-mail: randlgraham@comcast.net
    Membership Chairperson: Catherine Mirick
    Tel: 888-4- CELIAC

    Cape Cod - Support Group
    Contact 1: Diane Bertrand
    Cape Cod Support Group
    PO Box 1114
    North Falmouth, MA 02556
    E-mail: Dibertrand@comcast.net
    Contact 2: Margo Finnell RD, MPH, LDN
    E-mail: Margo820@juno.com

    Fall River - Support Group
    Contact: Kathy Thiboutot
    Southeast New England (including Cape Cod ) Celiac Support Group
    Tel: (401) 624-8888.

    Lowell - Resource:
    Contact: Katherine C. Merrill
    45 Tolman Ave.
    Lowell, MA 01854
    Tel: (978) 454-2822


    Ann Arbor - Support Group
    Gluten Free Ann Arbor
    Contact: Valerie Mates
    Internet: https://groups.io/g/GlutenFreeAnnArbor 

    Battle Creek - Support Group
    Gluten Free Club Battle Creek, MI
    Contact: Nancy Makuch
    Tel (269) 979-7698.

    Coldwater - Resource:
    Contact: Bruce & Ruth Young
    335 Barnhart Road
    Coldwater, MI 49036
    Tel: (517) 278-8248

    Escanaba - Resource:
    Contact: David A. Jondrow
    312 Minneapolis Ave.
    Gladstone, MI 49837
    Tel: (906) 428-1621

    Flint - Support Group
    Contact: Margaret Clegg
    Mid-Michigan Celiacs
    Tel: (810) 252-1049
    E-mail: midmiglutenfree@gmail.com
    Contact 2: Pat Adams
    Tel: (989) 743-3990
    E-mail: pawadams4401@aol.com

    Gladstone - Resource:
    Contact 1: David A. Jondrow
    312 Minneapolis Avenue
    Gladstone, MI 49837
    Tel: (906) 428-1621

    Grand Rapids - Children's Support Group
    Contact: Nancy Spears
    E-mail: celiackids@glutenfreegr.com

    Kalamazoo - Support Group
    CSA of Greater Kalamazoo
    Contact: Annette Hensley
    Tel: (269) 492-5278
    Michelle Rutan
    Tel: (269) 342-1533
    Internet: www.glutenfreekzoo.org

    Lansing - Support Group
    Greta DeWolf
    1815 Sandhill Rd.
    Mason, MI 48854
    Tel: (517) 349-0294
    Internet: http://micapitalceliacs.atspace.com

    Support Group
    Contact: Donovan J. Sprick
    Mid-Michigan Chapter (CSA)
    Tel: (313) 733-6857

    Dryden - Support Group
    Tri-County Celiac Support Group, SE Michigan
    Internet: https://www.tccsg.net/


    Brainerd Lakes Area Celiac Support Group
    Contact: Jennifer Chock
    Brainerd, MN
    Tel: (218) 825-9525

    Minneapolis/St. Paul Area Support Group
    Contact: Karen Geronime
    Northland Celiac Support Group (formerly Midwest Gluten Intolerance Group)
    E-mail: klgeronime@aol.com

    Greater Minneapolis Area - Support Group
    Mpls./St. Paul and greater Minnesota Area Support
    Contact: Lynn Gabriel
    Tel: (952) 443-2626
    E-mail: lynnshadlegabriel@yahoo.com
    Contact 2. Carol Crandall
    E-mail: cgrzlybr@aol.com

    Rochester Support Group
    Contact: Coyla Shepard, Founder
    Southeast Minnesota Celiac Support Group
    2805 Hidden Hills Lane NE
    Rochester, MN 55906
    Contact 2: Warren Budd
    Tel: (507) 288-9056


    Gulfport - Support Group
    Contact: Jane Dacey
    Mississippi Celiac Support Group
    P.O. Box 1276
    Ocean Springs, MS 39566
    Tel: (601) 875-2820


    Branson - Support Group
    GIG of Branson Tri-Lakes
    Barbara Hicks
    9 Arrowhead Road
    Kimberling City, MO 65686
    Tel: (417) 739-2703
    E-mail: honedu@centurytel.net

    Kansas City - Resource:
    Contact: Elanor R. Aadams
    135 N. Missouri
    Liberty, MO 64068
    Tel: (816) 781-6514

    Nevada (and Southeast Kansas) - Support Group
    Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
    Contact: Sharon Jepson
    Tel: 979-848-7455

    St. Louis - Support Group
    Contact 1: Bill Vellios Sr.
    St. Louis Chapter (CSA)
    812 Kehrs Mill Road
    Ballwin, MO 63011-2442
    Tel: (314) 391-6855
    Contact 2: Joan Fitzsimmon
    6716 Westway Road
    St. Louis, MO 63109
    Tel: (314) 351-5114
    Contact 3: Linda Ritter
    E-mail: nltr@charter.net


    Alzada - Resource:
    Contact: Teri Lindberg
    HC 56, P.O. Box 60
    Alzada, MT 59311

    Big Timber - Resouce:
    Contact: Debra Barrett
    P.O. Box 1018
    513 W. Third
    Big Timber, MT 59011

    Billings - Resouce:
    Contact: Dennis McGough
    1023 Marie Dr.
    Billings, MT 59101
    Tel: (406) 256-5569

    Choteau - Resource:
    Contact: Jeanette Rasmussen
    4210 Highway 89
    Choteau, MT 59422
    Tel: (406) 466-2091

    Columbus - Resource:
    Contact: Jeanne Murray
    P.O. Box 594
    Absarokee, MT 59001-0594
    Tel: (406) 328-4851

    Deer Lodge - Resource:
    Contact: Eloise Faber
    911 Missouri Avenue
    Deer Lodge, MT 59722
    Tel: (406) 846-1246

    Havre - Resouce:
    Contact: Ruth Wardell
    Havre, MT 59522
    Tel: (406) 265-1701

    Helena - Resource:
    Contact: Judy Harris
    1817 Silver St.
    Helena, MT 59601
    Tel: (406) 443-5158

    Missoula - Resource:
    Contact: Dottie Caluori
    1440 River St.
    Missoula, MT 59801
    Tel: (406) 542-7499

    Wolf Point - Resource:
    Contact: Alice Whitmer
    872 Nickwall Road
    Wolf Point, MT 59201
    Tel: (406) 525-3289

    Celiac disease support groups in the United States - Includes national organization affiliation (if any).


    Grand Island - Support Group
    Contact: Keith McTavish
    Central Nebraska Celiacs
    P.O. Box 411
    Wood River, NE 68883
    Tel: (308) 583-2949.

    Grand Island - Resource:
    Contact: Diane D. Epp
    Box 595
    Henderson, NE 68371
    Tel: (402) 723-4759

    Omaha - Support Group
    Contact 1: Lynn Samuel
    Midlands Chapter (CSA)
    6303 Kentucky Road
    Papillion, NE 68133
    Tel: (402) 339-1346
    Contact 2: Rebecca Warren
    Tel: (402) 235-3576

    Seward - Resource:
    Contact: Mary Schluckebier
    1616 Plainview Avenue
    Seward, NE 68434
    Tel: (402) 643-4340


    Las Vegas - Support Group
    Contact: Jennifer Sullivan
    Tel: (702) 985-7664

    Las Vegas - Resource:
    Contact: Joanne B. Mathews
    270 W. Basic Road
    Henderson, NV 89015

    Las Vegas - Resource:
    Contact: Catherine Hammelrath
    3355 Rolan Court
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    Tel: (702) 733-7633
    E-mail: vegascat53@cox.net

    Reno Support Group
    Contact: Kerry Seymour, MS, RD, CDE
    Reno Celiacs & Nutrition Resources
    475 Hill Street, Suite C
    Reno, Nevada 89501
    Tel: (775) 329-8811

    New Hampshire

    Laconia - Resource:
    Contact: Ann Marie Shumway
    2541 Old Parade Rd.
    Laconia, NH 03246
    Tel: (603) 528-1911

    Nashua area - Support Group
    Contact 1: John Waksmonski
    Tel: (603) 437-1702
    Contact 2: Christine Muir
    E-mail: themuirs@charter.net

    New Jersey

    Brick - Resource:
    Contact: Gary Powers
    284 White Oak Court
    Brick, NJ 08724
    Tel: (732) 840-3718

    Cherry Hill - Resource:
    Contact: Fran Twersky
    107 East Burgess Road
    Marlton, NJ 08053-1202
    Tel: (609) 983-3362

    Hackettstown - Resource:
    Contact: Mrs. Merle Morse
    P.O. Box 148
    Hackettstown, NJ 07840
    Tel: (908) 852-7311

    Long Branch - Support Group
    Specialized Pediatric Celiac Group
    Specialized Ped. Ambulatory Center
    307 3rd Avenue
    Long Branch, NJ 07740
    Tel: (201) 870-5216

    New Brunswick - Support Group
    Contact 1: Diane Eve Paley
    Celiac/DH Support Group and Cel-Kids Network CSA/USA Inc. #58
    22 Island Drive
    Old Bridge, NJ 08857-2518
    Tel: (908) 679-6566
    E-mail: DEPaley@AOL.COM
    Contact 2: Alex Schwedack
    5-c Twin Rivers Dr.
    East Windsor, NJ 08520
    Tel: (609) 443-6623

    Old Bridge - Support Group
    Contact: Diane Eve Paley
    Central Jersey Celiac/DH Support Group, CSA/USA
    22 Island Dr.
    Old Bridge, NJ 08857
    Tel: (732) 679-6566
    E-mail: DEPaley@aol.com.

    Paramus - Support Group
    Contact: Lauri Schlussel
    American Celiac Society Bergen County
    11 Marz Road
    Westwood, NJ 07675-8217
    Tel: (201) 573-0397

    South Jersey - Support Group
    CSA Southern New Jersey Chapter #9
    Contact 1: Leah Edelstein, Co-chairperson
    23 Stevens Drive
    Voorhees, NJ 08043
    Tel: (856) 435-6785
    E-mail: ledelstein@comcast.net

    New Mexico

    Albuquerque - Support Group
    Contact: Marilyn Johnson
    Albuquerque Gluten Intolerance Support Group
    Celiac Sprue Association New Mexico State Coordinator
    Tel: (505) 299-5283
    E-mail: marilynyj@comcast.net

    Las Cruces - Support Group
    Las Cruces Celiacs
    Contact: Susan Pieper
    4825 Senita
    Las Cruces, NM 88011
    Tel: (505) 522-8182
    E-mail: spieper@huntel.com

    New York

    Albany - Support Group
    Contact: Barbara Jordan
    Capital District Celiac Support Group (Albany - ACS)
    Tel: (518) 439-8652

    Batavia - Resource:
    Contact: Virginia R. Baldwin
    P.O. Box 158
    Pavilion, NY 14525
    Tel: (716) 584-3422

    Binghamton - Support Group
    Contact: Nancy Dorfman
    Celiac Self Help Group
    12 Laurel Avenue
    Binghamton, NY 13905
    Tel: (607) 722-3848

    Buffalo - Support Group
    Contact 1: Mike Lodico
    Gluten Free In WNY (GIG)
    P.O. Box 24
    N.Tonawanda, NY 14120
    Tel: (716) 694-3287
    E-mail: glutenfree2@gmail.com
    Contact 2: Joanne Hameister
    Tel: (716) 655-0849
    E-mail: jeham@buffnet.net
    Internet: http://www.glutenfreeinwny.com/

    Hudson Valley Area - Support Group
    Contact: Cathy Selber
    Mid-Hudson Valley Gluten-Free Outings Meetup Group
    E-mail: clselber@optonline.net

    Ithaca/Cornell - Support Group
      Contact: Laura Johnson-Kelly
      48 Comfort Rd.
      Ithaca, NY 14850
      Tel: (607) 272-5902
      E-mail: LWJ1@cornell.edu.

    Ithaca - Resource:
    Contacts: Mary Ochs
    18 Whig St.
    Trumansburg, NY 14886
    Tel: (607) 387-9221
    E-mail: mao4@cornell.edu.

    Long Island - Support Group
    Contact 1: JoanAnn Defiglia
    Long Island Celiacs
    1023 Jackson Avenue
    Franklin Square, NY 11010
    Tel: (516) 437-0396
    Contact 2: Ellen Mulligan
    193-5th St.
    Hicksville, NY 11801
    Contact 3: James J. Callahan
    Tel: (516) 794-1654.

    Middletown - Support Group
    Contact: Marisa Frederick
    Celiac Kids' Club
    264 Scotchtown Road
    Goshen, NY 10924
    Tel: (914) 294-1385

    New York - Support Group
    Contact 1: Mary Ferry
    Greater New York Celiac Support Group (CSA)
    Tel: (212) 304-1026

    Rochester - Support Group
    Rochester Celiac Support Group
    Contact 1: Susan Kath
    1039 Moseley Road
    Fairport, NY 14450
    Tel: (585) 425-9994
    Contact 2: Marvin Becker
    210 Crandon Way
    Rochester, NY 14618
    Tel: (585) 442-9528
    Internet: http://www.rochesterceliacs.org

    Suffolk County - Support Group
    Suffolk County (NY) Celiacs-a Branch of GIG
    Contact 1: Les Doti
    P.O. Box 13
    Kings Park, NY 11754-0013
    Contact 2: Michael Thorn
    Tel: (631) 395-5071
    E-mail: SuffolkCeliacs@aol.com

    Syracuse - Support Group
    Contact: Ruth Wyman
    Central New York Celiac Support Group
    Website: www.CNYceliacs.org

    Williamsville - Support Group
    Contact: Cliff Hauck, Co-Chairperson
    P.O. Box 1835
    Williamsville, NY 14231
    Western NY Gluten Free Diet Support Group (CSA/USA Chapter #33-1990)
    Tel: (716) 636-6021
    E-mail: hauckc@adelphia.net
    Internet: http://www.buffaloglutenfree.org

    North Carolina

    Asheville - - Resource:
    Contact: Leah R. Karpen
    518 Ox Creek Road
    Weaverville, NC 28787
    Tel: (704) 645-9067

    Boone - Resource:
    Contact: Ernest Lane
    827 Blairmont Dr.
    Boone, NC 28607
    Tel: (704) 264-4618 or (704) 262-2380
    E-mail: epl@math.appstate.edu

    Durham - Fayetteville Support Group
    Contact 1: Ruth Thomas
    North Carolina Celiacs (CSA)
    Tel: (919) 542-4030
    Contact 2: Susan Black
    Tel: (910) 875-3186

    North Dakota

    Bismarck - Support Group
    Contact: Lila Brendel
    Central ND Celiac Resource Group
    1900 93 St. SE
    Bismarck, ND 58504
    Tel: (701) 258-7800
    E-mail: CNDC_GIG@msn.com

    Fargo - Support Group
    Contact: Stacey Juhnke or Sara Vollmer 
    GIG of Fargo-Moorhead
    PO Box 464 Fargo ND 58107
    Tel: (701) 237-4854, (701) 412-8110, (701) 238-0587
    Email: GIG_FM@hotmail.com

    Oakes - Support Group
    Contact: Juli Becker
    North Dakota Celiacs (CSA)
    10585 85th St. SE
    Oakes, ND 58474
    Tel: (701) 742-2738


    Bellevue - Support Group
    Contact: Dennis & Cheryl Dendinger
    North Coast Celiac Support Team
    Bellevue, OH 44811
    Tel: (419) 483-6529

    Cleveland- Support Group
    Northeast Ohio Celiac Support Group
    E-mail: info@neohioceliac.com
    Contact: Trisha Lyons, RD, LD
    2500 MetroHealth Dr.
    Cleveland, OH 44109
    E-mail: TLyons@metrohealth.org
    Tel: (216)-778-7835
    Internet: www.neohioceliac.com

    Cleveland - Support Group
    Contact: Cindy Koller-Kass, President
    Greater Cleveland Celiac Association
    CSA/USA Chapter 50
    33040 Rockford Drive
    Solon, OH 44139
    Tel: (440) 248-6671
    E-mail: glutenfree1@yahoo.com

    Cleveland - Support Group
    Generation gluten-free Cleveland
    Contacts: Suzy Evans, Lisa Eggleston, Deana Romanov
    Brach of Gluten Intolerance Group
    Support for children in North East Cleveland
    E-mail: GenerationGF.Cleveland@gluten.org 

    Gluten Free Support Group of NW Ohio
    Contact: Holly McCollam
    Email: glutenfreesupportgroupofnwohio@aol.com
    Internet: https://www.facebook.com/groups/glutenfreesupportgroupofnwohio

    Columbus - Support Group
    Contact: Mary Kay Sharrett
    Gluten Free Gang
    700 Children Drive
    Columbus, OH 43205-2696
    Tel: (614) 722-3093
    E-mail: sharretm@chi.osu.edu
    Contact 2: Monica Hrabowy
    663 Laurel Ridge Drive
    Gahanna, OH 43230
    Tel: (614) 337-1833
    Tel: EHrabowy@aol.com.
    Internet: http://www.glutenfreegang.org

    Logan County Support Group
    Contact: Amy Keller
    Tel: (937) 651-6428
    E-mail: amy.keller@maryrutan.org

    Mansfield - Support Group
    Contact: Bev Messner
    Richland County Celiac Support Group
    First Presbyterian Church
    399 S. Trimble Rd.
    Mansfield, OH
    E-mail: bevmessner@aol.com
    Tel: (419) 589-5972
    Internet: http://www.rccsg.com

    Toledo - Support Group
    Contact: Holly McCollam
    Gluten Free Support Group of NW Ohio
    E-mail: glutenfreesupportgroupofnwohio@aol.com
    Internet: https://www.facebook.com/groups/glutenfreesupportgroupofnwohio/



    Norman - Resource
    Contact: Kate Martin
    Norman, OK
    Tel: (405)364-5612
    email: one4life@swbell.net
    Internet: http://katesceliac.blogspot.com

    Oklahoma City - Support Group
    Contact: Heather Cline
    Oklahoma Celiac Sprue Support Group (CSA)
    1403 Classen Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
    Tel: (405) 235-1715
    E-mail: HMCline@aol.com
    Internet: http://www.OKceliac.com

    Okmulgee - Resource:
    Contact: Barbara Sipple
    Rt. 1, Box 247
    Morris, OK 74445
    Tel: (918) 733-4571

    Tulsa - Support Group:
    Contact: Jennifer Croley
    Celiac Sprue Association
    Tulsa Chapter #119
    E-mail: csatulsa@gmail.com



    Bend - Support Group
    Contact: Lynelle Thomas
    Central Oregon Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)
    2442 NW Marken
    Bend, OR 97701
    Tel: (541) 389-1731

    Burns - Resource:
    Contact: Nici Bailey
    449 S. Diamond
    Burns, OR 97720
    Tel: (541) 573-1164

    Grants Pass - Support Group
    Contact: Janine Chambers
    1035 NE 6th St.
    Grants Pass, OR 97526
    Tel: (541) 218-0229

    Portland/Vancouver - Support Group
    Portland Metro GIG Branch Contacts
    Contact: Mary Wikle - Branch Manager
    PO Box 4204
    Tualatin, OR 97062-4204
    Tel: (503) 692-0724
    E-mail: mwikle_carousel@yahoo.com

    Salem - Support Group
    Contact #1 - Ann Grafe
    1328 Dogwood Drive
    Woodburn OR 97071
    Tel: (503) 982-3644


    Danville - Support Group
    Contact: Elaine M. Jeffreys
    ACS Danville City Support Group
    R.d.#6 Box 143 C
    Danville, PA 17821
    Tel: (717) 275-0654

    Gluten Free Group of Gettysburg
    Betsy Wargo, RD
    e-mail: bwargo@wellspan.org 

    Indiana - Support Group
    Indiana Regional Medical Center Celiac Support Group
    Contact: Brenda Shilling, Director of NFS
    Indiana Regional Medical Center
    Indiana, PA 15701
    E-mail: bshilling@indianarmc.org

    Mount Pleasant - Support Group
    Mount Pleasant Celiac Support Group
    Contact: Vicky Vrabel
    616 West Main Street
    Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania 15666
    Tel: (724) 542-9745

    Philadelphia - Support Group
    Contact: Laura Sposito
    ACS Whoo Sprue Group
    1211 Tree Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Tel: (215) 336-5004

    Philadelphia - Support Group
    Contact: Karen Dalrymple
    Greater Philadelphia Area Celiac Sprue Support Group
    583 Valley View Rd.
    Langhorne, PA 19047

    Pittsburgh - Support Group
    Contact: Elsie Janthey
    Pittsburgh East Area Celiac Sprue Support
    204 George Lane
    Pittsburgh, PA 15235
    Tel: (412) 823-2010
    Contact 2: Lois Kosoglow
    Tel: (412) 744-2356
    Contact 3: Ruth Masengill
    Tel: (412) 327-5564

    Pittsburgh - Support Group
    Contact: Lorraine Weaver, Treasurer and Membership
    Greater Pittsburgh Celiac Sprue Support Group, Chapter #48 CSA/USA
    1446 Greenbriar Court
    Library, PA 15129
    Tel: (412) 835-4983 or (412) 833-9507

    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - Support Group
    Contact: Rosemarie Butera
    CSA/USA Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Celiac Support Group
    Tel: (570) 655-0728

    Wynnewood - Resource:
    Contact: Rita M. Herskovitz
    52 Rockglen Road
    Wynnewood, PA 19096
    Tel: (215) 642-9351

    Rhode Island

    Providence - Support Group
    Contact: Tanis Collard
    MA & RI Celiac Support Group for Children
    11 Level Acres Road
    Attleboro, MA 02703-6843
    Tel: (508) 399-6229

    South Carolina

    Columbia - Support Group
    Contact 1: Peggy Smith
    Palmetto Celiac Support Group
    1508 Anthony Drive
    West Columbia, SC 29172
    Tel: (803) 775-9466 or (803) 755-7291

    Florence - Resource:
    Contact: Lea E. Marshall
    1214 Hillside Avenue
    Florence, SC 29505
    Tel: (803) 665-6290


    Jackson - Support Group
    Contact: Allan Clement
    151 Lone Oak Dr.
    Jackson, TN 38305
    Tel: (731) 423-5315
    E-mail: aclementhome@hotmail.com

    Memphis - Support Group
    Contact: Sally Damron
    E-mail: srdamron@bellsouth.net

    Nashville - Support Group
    Nashville Celiac Support Group (CSA)
    Contact: Darryl Casey, Co-chair
    Tel: 615-481-4445
    E-mail: DarrylCasey@yahoo.com


    Dallas - Support Group
    Lone Star Celiac Gluten Intolerance Group
    Contact: Rose Mary Simmons
    2603 Dorrington Drive
    Dallas, TX  75228
    Tel: (214) 328-7286
    E-mail: president@dfwceliac.org

    Eastland - Resource:
    Contact: Jill Hollywood
    P.O. Box 938
    Eastland, TX 76448-0938
    Tel: (254) 629-1299

    Fort Worth - Support Group
    Contact: Betty Barfield, President
    North Texas Gluten Intolerance Group
    North Richland Hills, TX 76182
    Internet: http://www.northtexasgig.com

    Houston - Support Group
    Houston Celiac Sprue Association
    Janet Y. Rinehart, Chairman
    13722 Ashley Run
    Houston, TX 77077
    Tel: (281) 679-7608
    E-mail: txjanet@swbell.net
    Chapter web site: http://www.houstonceliacs.org

    Midland - Support Group
    Contact 1: Pat Gatlin
    West Texas GF Awareness Group
    11809 W. County Road, #54
    Midland, TX 79707
    Tel: (915) 563-4847

    San Antonio - Support Group
    Alamo Celiac San Antonio
    Contact 1: Anne Barfield
    606 Jackson Keller
    San Antonio TX 78216-7121
    Tel: (210) 340-0648
    E-mail: AnneBarfield@satx.rr.com
    Contact 2: Lynn Rainwater
    5014 Gemsbuck Chase
    San Antonio TX 78251-4380
    Tel. (210) 509-0179
    E-mail: txlynnr@swbell.net

    Texas Hill Country - Support Group
    Austin Gluten-Free Friends
    Contact: Kay Stence
    1863 Greenwood Lane
    Kingsland, TX 78639
    Tel: (512) 632-3682 or (325) 388-3103
    E-mail: kstence@marykay.com

    Texarkana - Resource:
    Contact: Marie Freeman
    Rt 6, Box 465-F
    Texarkana, TX 75501
    Tel: (903) 793-1392


    Salt Lake Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)
    St. Mark's Hospital (meeting place)
    Pam Ward - CoChair
    Sandi Bigelow - CoChair
    Tim Coda - CoChair
    Marcie Coda, Branch Manager
    E-mail: saltlakegig@gmail.com


    Bennington - Support Group
    Contact: Lynn Grieger
    Southern Vermont Celiacs
    RD3 Box 586
    Arlington, VT 05250
    Tel: (802) 375-9069

    St. Albans - Support Group
    Contact: Suzanne Ludlam
    Celiac Support Group of Vermont
    E-mail: rsludlam@yahoo.com


    Alexandria, Arlington - Support Group
    Contact: Jerry Malitz
    Washington Area Celiac Support Group
    Email: dcmetroceliacs@gmail.com

    Chesapeake, VA - Support Group
    Contact: Dawn Ryan
    Celiac Disease Foundation Chesapeake Tidewater Chapter
    E-mail: ctcglutenfree@gmail.com


    Bellingham - Support Group
    Bellingham Gluten Intolerance Group
    Contact: Kelle A. Rankin-Sunter
    P.O. Box 28894
    Bellingham, WA 98229
    Tel: (360) 332-7435
    E-mail: celiac@nuwworld.com
    Internet: http://www.glutenfreeway.info

    Seattle - Support Group
    Gluten Intolerance Group
    15110 10 Ave. SW, Suite A
    Seattle, WA 98166-1820
    Tel: (206) 246-6652
    Internet: http://www.gluten.net

    Renton - Support Group
    Contact: Lynn Jameson
    E-mail: Southseattlegfgroup@yahoo.com

    West Virginia

    Huntington - Support Group
    Tri-State Celiac Sprue Support Group
    Contact: Deborah Yeager
    5425 Lea Hill Dr.
    Huntington, WV 25705
    Tel: (304) 733-5867


    Appleton - Support Group
    Fox Valley Celiacs
    Contact: Helen Morris
    1369 Graystone Court
    Depere, WI 54115
    Tel: (920) 337-9235
    E-mail: hbmorris1369@sbcglobal.net

    La Crosse - Support Group
    La Crosse Area CS Support Group
    Contact: Mary Lou Balts
    700 Angel Ct.  Apt.213
    Holmen, WI 54636
    E-mail: baltskml@centurytel.net
    Internet: http://www.lacrosseareaceliacs.org/

    Madison - Support Group
    Group: Madison Area Gluten Intolerance Chapter (MAGIC)
    Contact: Dan Roeske
    E-mail: president0002@glutenfreemadison.org
    Internet: http://www.glutenfreemadison.org/

    Marshfield - Support Group
    Marshfield Celiac Support Group
    Contact: Marshfield Clinic Nutrition Services
    Tel: (715) 387-5480
    E-mail: carolasher46@gmail.com

    Milwaukee - Support Group
    Milwaukee Sprue Crew
    Contact: Bev Lieven
    Tel: (414) 354-2354
    E-mail: milcs@aol.com

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    1) To support cutting-edge, innovative, interactive, multidisciplinary research in all aspects of celiac disease including (1) epidemiology research to establish the prevalence of the disease worldwide; (2) basic research (pathophysiology, autoimmune mechanisms, inflammatory processes, genetics); (2) clinical research (clinical spectrum of celiac disease, association with other autoimmune diseases, complications including infertility, osteoporosis and malignant transformation); (3) challenges of treatment of the disease (psychological impact of the diagnosis on family dynamics and on the acceptance of the gluten-free diet, toxicity of traces of gluten in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients); 2) Increase the awareness of the disease among (1) health care professionals including primary and subspecialty physicians, nurses, nutritionists and dietitians; (2) public and private health care providers; (3) food regulatory agencies; (4) legislators; (5) general population; 3) To provide state-of-the-art education opportunities for medical students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists in one or more of the broad areas outlined as mission 1; to offer educational exchange opportunities to international students, clinicians and scientists particularly from the developing countries; 4) To provide consultation in the area of basic and clinical aspects of celiac disease, advise on the most appropriate algorithm for diagnosis and treatment of the disease; 5) To implement the diagnostic tools for celiac disease including newly developed diagnostic strategies and international implementation of the standardization of these tools; 6) To provide expert consultantship or committee membership to both national and international agencies as well as industry engaged in activities in celiac disease. Organization Plan of the CFCR
    To achieve the mission and goals outlined in the previous section, it is pivotal that the Center has a multidisciplinary approach to research and education in celiac disease. Based on the recent scientific advances in this field, it became apparent that several expertises should interface under a common structure. Specifically the key components of the CFCR include:
    (1) a diagnostic laboratory in which well standardized test for the diagnosis of celiac disease are used and implemented; (2) a strong clinical expertise for the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease; (3) sophisticated immunology components to study the autoimmune process involved in the pathogenesis of the disease; (4) a strong basic science laboratory with expertise in molecular biology, intestinal pathophysiology, human genetics, and gut immunology; (5) food technology to implement the guidelines for safe gluten- free products, to improve the quality and the economical impact of the diet for celiac patients (5) a nutrition core facility that can provide the most updated information on diet guidelines; (6) a psychological core component knowledgeable of the emotional impact of the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
    University of MarylandCenter for Celiac Research
    22 S. Greene Street, Box 140
    Baltimore, MD 21201

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