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The new David and Julia Koch Clinic at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research is opening this month! A transformative $10 million gift from the Kochs funded this new space for clinical research on Stanford’s medical campus, expanding the Center’s ability to provide world-class care. The 4,000-square-foot facility has 14 exam bays, allowing appointments with 20 to 30 patients a day.  

In this new clinic near Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, specialists will conduct clinical trials for children with allergic diseases, moving this work from its previous location inside El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. Now, the clinic will be just a 10-minute walk from the Center’s laboratory space in the Stanford Biomedical Innovations Building. Patients can have their blood drawn at the clinic and sent to the lab for further testing within an hour. Community members celebrated this momentous occasion at the Open House in October.

“Through this gift,” Julia Koch said, “we hope to advance innovative research and allow more individuals and families to enjoy fuller lives.”  

Twenty-year-old Joshua Lim is a prime example of someone whose life was transformed by the power of clinical trials at the Center. Joshua’s allergies span from soy and dairy, to nuts and wheat, and beyond. His life revolved around avoiding the foods that could cause an intense reaction. Joshua enrolled in trials as a child to become desensitized to some of his allergens, opening his life up to more freedom and opportunity. He is profoundly grateful for the impact the researchers and care team had on his life.

Today Joshua is a thriving college student and research data analyst intern at the Center. He and his colleagues are grateful for the Koch family’s support and what it means for children and families just beginning the food allergy journey Joshua has been on.

“Thank you, Koch family, for everything that you’ve done,” Joshua said. “You’ve been absolutely life-changing, and I cannot wait to see the effect that you have on even more patients.”

To learn more about the new David and Julia Koch Clinic at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research or to schedule a tour to see the life-changing work in action, visit