Celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of Marilyn Geller’s Historic Testimony to the House Appropriations Committee

On April 9, 2019, Marilyn Geller, CEO, Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), testified on the incidence, prevalence and treatment burden of Celiac Disease to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. In riveting testimony, Geller described how Celiac Disease is a serious auto-immune disease that afflicts 3 million Americans, including her son, Henry.

Celiac Disease is a Serious Autoimmune Disease That Deserves Serious Federal Funding For Research

Celiac Disease is a serious autoimmune disease that is not being taken seriously by our Federal government. As detailed in the Senate Appropriations Committee testimony submitted by Jon and Leslie Bari, NIH has underfunded Celiac Disease research (with only about $3 million/year). Without public funding of basic research, drug development is severely hindered. Public funding …

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