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Winter 2014
Dr. Nadeau

Dear Friend,

We are thrilled to announce that Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker has pledged $24 million over the next two years to establish the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University.
This pledge, announced today, aims to propel innovation in allergy research and will allow our Center to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for allergies.
“We need to make catalytic changes in the field of allergy research by studying immune mechanisms in order to apply discoveries in real time to new safer and more durable therapies for adults and children,” said Mr. Parker, whose firsthand experience with life-threatening allergies led him to found the Center to bring better solutions to more people. “I’m excited to partner with Stanford and believe that under the leadership of Dr. Nadeau, the Center will make a transformational impact on how we understand and treat allergies.” Read press release here!

About Sean Parker's Gift


Sean Parker's $24 million pledge over two years will provide both expendable and endowed support for innovative clinical research and care, state-of-the-art equipment, and top-ranked research scientists. Find out more about his gift and our Center.

Allergy Fast Facts

  • About 1 in 3 Americans suffer from one or more allergic conditions, or between 30% to 40% of the global population
  • 1 in 8 Americans has asthma
  • 1 in 12 American children under the age of 21 has doctor-diagnosed food allergy 
  • About 1 in 50 adults in America has a doctor-diagnosed food allergy
  • The rate of people with food allergies is doubling approximately every 10 year
  • Every two minutes there is a visit to the emergency room due to a food allergy-induced anaphylactic reaction
  • Approximately $25 billion is spent in reactive food allergy care 
  • Adults with food allergies have a 65% chance of passing those allergies to their children
Read more fast facts about allergies and our Center here

What's New

Explore the Center on our new website!
Visit us online and enjoy dynamic new photos of our team in action! 

Clinical Trials

The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University conducts many clinical trials with the goal of developing therapies for allergic disorders. Visit to learn about ongoing trials at our Center.

Hear from our clinical trial patients.

In the News

Why Sean Parker Gave $24 Million to Build A Stanford Allergy Research Center

Sean Parker Gives $24 Million to Stanford to Cure Allergies

Huffington Post
Napster Founder Sean Parker Pledges Millions for Allergy Cure

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Donates $24 Million to Stanford for Curing All Allergies in 10 Years

Sean Parker Gives $24 Million for Stanford Allergy Center

SF Gate
Sean Parker Donates $24 Million to Stanford Allergy Research

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