Gluten Intolerance Groups of Utah
branches of the
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America

Utah Gluten Intolerance Group Branches

Click on the links to our Utah Gluten Intolerance Group branches (see left sidebar) to learn more about events in your area. Meetings are most often free of charge and open to anyone who wants to learn more about celiac disease and gluten intolerance.


Adults that have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease are being sought for a study to identify factors associated with the development of Celiac Disease.  The goal of the study is to find genes that may predispose individuals to develop this condition. 

Adults eligible to participate in this study must have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease through a small intestinal biopsy. Spouses may also be eligible to participate.

Participants will be asked to provide a blood sample, complete a questionnaire, and provide medical records regarding their celiac diagnosis. There is no cost to participate.  Necessary materials to have the blood drawn by the individual’s doctor, clinic, or lab will be sent. The study will pay for the cost of the blood draw, as well as overnight shipping to the lab. Participants will receive free antibody testing and be compensated $25 for their time to complete the questionnaire and provide a blood sample.

For further information, please contact City of Hope, Maryam Pirnazar at 949-929-5958 or toll-free at 800-844-0049, e-mail or Linda Steele at 800-844-0049 or 626-471-9264.

Mission Statement:

Utah County Gluten Intolerance Group®, the Salt Lake City Gluten Intolerance Group®, and the Celiac Support Group of Northern Utah are Branches of The Gluten Intolerance Group®, also known as GIG®, and are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

Our Mission is to increase awareness by providing accurate, up-to-date information, education and support those with gluten intolerance, celiac disease/dermatitis herpetiformis, their families, health care professionals and the general public in the Greater Utah County, Salt Lake City, and Northern Utah areas. Please read our fact sheet.