With no previous comprehensive center in Houston or in this region of the U.S. and very little existing research in Houston around difficult, complex immunologic disorders, patients have had to travel to other parts of the U.S. in search of proper diagnoses. A central hub focused on these debilitating disorders will fill a significant gap in the Texas Medical Center.

More and more scientists understand that a center, inclusive of the broad umbrella of immunology, is an efficient approach, because diseases are inter-related and can have the same source and the same triggers.

Very few clinical trials are accessible locally to Houston patients. A focus on research will bring clinical trials to Houston for the benefit of its patients. Physician scientists and clinicians are seeing immunology patients across the spectrum of specialties. Collaboration will enable sharing of information and joint projects to uncover and understand mutual disease aspects and origins.