Top 100 Women in Food Allergies — October 30, 2019

Latitude CEO and Founder, Kimberley Yates and two members of our Medical Advisory Board — Dr. Amal Assa’ad and Dr. Tania Elliott — are included in this list cultivated by Spokin.

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Allergists Debate Anticipated FDA Approval Of A Peanut Allergy Drug
Press — September 23, 2019

There are many sides to the OIT conversation between researchers, clinicians, advocates, policymakers and – most importantly patients. In anticipation of FDA approval for the first food allergy treatment the conversation is getting louder.

Kimberley Yates Grosso is quoted in NPR emphasizing collaboration:
“Collaboration is incredibly important in this field right now,” says Kimberley Yates, CEO of Latitude Food Allergy Care in Redwood City, Calif. “The more that people can come together to try and solve this problem, the better we can provide for the patients within the allergy community.”

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Peanut Allergy Treatment Palforzia Is One Step Closer to Market — September 17, 2019

The FDA has shown support for a therapy that could save lives and ease anxiety for millions of families.

Tessa Grosso, daughter of Latitude CEO and Founder, Kimberley Yates, is quoted in Everyday Health emphasizing the emotional impact of oral immunotherapy:
“Patients like me don’t want to eat a PB&J, but we do want to sit with other kids at lunch. Something so simple is a privilege that you cannot understand unless you have walked in our shoes.”

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Panel Backs FDA Approval for Aimmune’s Peanut OIT Drug

Panel Backs FDA Approval for Aimmune’s Peanut OIT Drug
Press  — September 16, 2019

We are very proud of Latitude co-founder Kim Yates Grosso’s 16 year old daughter Tessa for testifying at the FDA meeting, advocating the need for oral immunotherapy.

She is quoted in Allergic Living:
“My life was like navigating a minefield,” Californian Tessa Grosso, 16, told the panel. As an exquisitely allergic child with multiple allergies, she underwent OIT treatment at Stanford University. Today she has “the ability to live without fear of food,” something she stressed every child deserves.

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Peanut allergies in children

For Children With Peanut Allergies, F.D.A. Experts Recommend a New Treatment
Press  — September 13, 2019

We are very proud of Latitude co-founder Kim Yates Grosso’s 16 year old daughter Tessa for testifying today at the FDA meeting, advocating the need for oral immunotherapy.

She is quoted today in the New York Times:
“Before I was treated, my life was like navigating a minefield,” Ms. Grosso said in an interview. “I couldn’t go to anyone’s house, and a crumb of something on my hands could have killed me. At one point, a glass of milk spilled on my hand and I went into anaphylactic shock and almost died.” Now, she said, her diet is unremarkable. Though she still avoids shellfish and carries epinephrine to treat an unexpected reaction, “My life changed forever.”

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Latitude Food Allergy Care and UCSF Health Form Strategic Alliance
Press Release  — July 24, 2019

The alliance will bring the Latitude clinical team into the UBCP network, enabling the clinic to accept insurance on an in-network basis with the major insurance carriers accepted by UCSF Health.

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Local Mom Uses Experience to Help Open Specialty Food Allergy Clinic, Los Altos Town Crier
by Melissa Hartman
Press — March 13, 2019

“Taback and her clinic co-founders hope to give parents what they wish they had when they were learning about their own children’s serious food allergies: reassurance that they can handle all of the situations thrown their way.”

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Gentry Health Article January 2019

Working to Take the Fear Out of Food, Gentry Magazine
Written by Robin Hindery, Photos by Jack Hutcheson
Press — January 2019

“First, she battled her daughter’s horrific food allergies. Now, Kim Yates is fighting on behalf of other affected families, creating a new model of the allergy clinic, one that serves a rare delicacy: immediate action.”

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Q and A with Dr. Maskatia

FATT Chat with Dr. Rani Maskatia about OIT — Chew the FATT
by Stacey J.C. Sturner
Q&A — December 18, 2018

Board certified allergist, Dr. Rani Maskatia had the privilege of joining the active Facebook group, Food Allergy Treatment Talk, for a semi-live Q&A on oral immunotherapy (OIT).

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The Allergy Buster, The New York Times Magazine
by Melanie Thernstrom
Press — March 10, 2013

For nine years, the greatest challenge Kimberley Yates Grosso faced each day was keeping her daughter Tessa safe. Tessa was so severely allergic to milk, wheat, eggs, nuts, shellfish and assorted other foods that as a toddler she went into anaphylactic shock when milk fell on her skin. Tessa was ultimately the first patient to be successfully treated for multiple allergens simultaneously with Oral Immunotherapy in a ground-breaking clinical trial at Stanford University. Her success, along with so many others, has helped show the world how life-altering these treatments can be.

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Girl with severe allergies: A crumb could kill me, The Today Show 
Press — March 13, 2013

For 10-year-old Tessa Grosso, walking around a school cafeteria was like walking through a minefield filled with spilled milk, crumbs of wheat and other foods that were life-threatening to her. Tessa and her family, including mom Kimberley Yates Grosso, talk about living with severe food allergies and how she’s doing after an experimental new treatment from Stanford University.

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Food Allergy News from Latitude
Newsletter — February 2019

Includes Dr. Rani Maskatia’s perspective on food allergy science in practice, updates in research, a welcome for Nurse Practitioner Allison Anderson and Nurse Liz Caulfield, and a patient voice from a mother and physician.

Read the March 2019 Latitude Newsletter

Food Allergy News from Latitude
Newsletter — December 2018

Latitude CEO and Founder, Kimberley Yates was honored for her work in the food allergy community by FARE. Happier, healthier and more relaxed holidays can be a reality for food allergy families. Updates include research highlights, spotlight on Dr. Rani Maskatia and a patient experience.

Read the December 2018 Latitude Newsletter

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