Lauren Komack: November 24,1945 – August 7, 2017

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Lauren Komack: November 24,1945 – August 7, 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of one of our most beloved members. Lauren has been an integral part of our group since 1995 and touched the lives of our members in so many ways. A clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice, she spoke at our meetings about coping with the psychological issues of living with a chronic disease.

She wrote “The Gluten-Free Way” in our magazine touching on the emotional aspects of celiac disease with such great insight. A long-time member of our executive board, Lauren brought a balanced view to discussions and confronted issues with endless curiosity and caring. As an editor, educator, and executive board member, this amazingly talented and accomplished woman will be sorely missed. We send our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to her beautiful family.

With loving memories,
Lee Graham
Executive Director
National Celiac Association

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BIDMC is looking for research study participants

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Dr. Ciaran Kelly, MD, at the BIDMC Celiac Center, is looking for biopsy-proven celiac patients (18-80 years old) who have been following a gluten-free diet but still have symptoms to participate in a research study.

This clinical research study is designed to evaluate whether taking digestive enzyme supplements can help reduce persistent symptoms in patients with celiac disease who are following a gluten free diet.

What will happen:
– Up to 40 days participation from first study visit to last study visit
– Blood work and visits with our doctors & dietitian
– 3 visits at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston
– 34 days of study medication
– Weekly surveys
– Daily stool log
– Phone calls once every 2-4 days
– Parking in the BIDMC garage is covered

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ciaran Kelly, MD
BIDMC Celiac Center