Unique to the Riley Allergy Service is the opportunity to perform a food challenge in a controlled clinical environment to verify that a child has outgrown a food allergy or to prove that there truly is a food allergy present. The allergy service also offers: vaccine and drug desensitization procedures as well as diagnostics for stinging insect reactions.
The allergy service works along with the gastroenterology service at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health to provide a multi-disciplinary clinical experience for children who struggle with eosinophilic esophagitis. Additionally, the allergy service does pollen counting and has the only pollen counter in central Indiana.
IU School of Medicine allergists are involved in numerous community projects that involve asthma and food allergy, and they helped establish the Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition. They also serve and attend food allergy support groups. The Allergy Division offers an Allergy training fellowship program.