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New David and Julia Koch Allergy Clinic
Opens on Stanford Campus
The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research has unveiled the new David and Julia Koch Clinic. A transformative $10 million gift from the Kochs funded this new space for clinical research on Stanford’s medical campus, expanding the Center’s ability to provide world-class care. The 4,000 square foot facility has 14 exam bays, allowing appointments with 20 to 30 patients a day.
In this new space near Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, specialists will conduct clinical trials for children with allergic diseases, moving this work from El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. Now, the clinic will be just a 10-minute walk from the Center’s wet and dry laboratory space in the Biomedical Innovations Building. Patients can now have their blood drawn at the David and Julia Koch Clinic and sent to the lab for further testing within an hour. Community members celebrated this momentous occasion in October.
“Through this gift, we hope to advance innovative research and allow more individuals and families to enjoy fuller lives.”
— Julia Koch
21-year-old Joshua Lim is living proof of how allergy research is changing lives. Joshua's allergies span from soy and dairy, to nuts and wheat, and beyond. Joshua enrolled in trials as a child to become desensitized to some of his allergens.
Today Joshua can proudly say he is fully desensitized to his wheat allergy! He has now come full circle and is a data-analyst intern Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research Center and a thriving college student.