The Celiac Disease Center
Over 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, an autoimmune deficiency characterized by an intolerance to gluten. Celiac disease damages the small intestine, preventing the body from absorbing the nutrients required to properly function. If left untreated, the disease may lead to anemia, osteoporosis, Type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Currently, there is no cure for celiac disease, and 97% of cases go undiagnosed.
The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center continues to diagnose and treat over 2,800 patients annually, providing proper medical care and nutritional counseling. With the help of TransPerfect’s recent donation to Columbia University’s 9th Annual Gala Fundraiser, the Center can continue to advance their research in this arena.