Drs. Julie Magarian Blander and Steven Lipkin are award recipients of the 2018 Daedalus Fund for Innovation. This award is given to advance early-stage reserach projects that have significant commercial potential for translation of their discoveries into new and more effective treatments for patients. To read more, click here. Donor gift establishes Friedman Center for Nutrition and Inflammation, an innovative cross-campus center dedicated to improving human health through research in the complex relationship between nutrition, inflammation and the development of disease. To read more, click here. The Jill Roberts Institute has been busy with two studies published this month! From the Iliev Lab, the study "Sensing of Fungi by Gut Immune Cells Can Contribute to Airway Allergic Diseases," was published online on November 29 in Cell Host and Microbe. To read more, click here. From the Longman Lab, the study, "Microbiota-Induced TNF-like Ligand 1A Drives Group 3 Innate Lymphoid Cell-Mediated Barrier Protection and Intestinal T Cell Activation during Colitis," was published on December 11 in Immunity. To read more, click here. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation awarded Dr. Iliyan Iliev and colleagues from Mount Sinai a $250,000 Synergy Award to examine the composition of the fungal community in babies born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease. To read more, click here. Dr. Randy Longman received the Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award and the New York Crohn’s Foundation Award.