Transforming Lives Through Groundbreaking Research and Exceptional Patient Care

Proudly supporting the world-renowned University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center since 1961.

Trevor’s Story

“Our son Trevor’s story begins like so many kids you know. Once upon a time there was a happy, rambunctious boy. At 16, Trevor’s story changed.”

– Ginny and Ed Long, Trevor’s  Parents



Fund life-changing research and collaborative care beyond treatment for digestive diseases patients.


The latest GI information, from research breakthroughs to maintaining a gut-healthy lifestyle.


Join us at an upcoming event to support our mission and raise funds to fight digestive diseases.

A Podcast from the GI Research Foundation

Visceral: Listen to Your Gut features the latest research updates and treatment options on specific digestive diseases. Episodes are presented by the physician-scientists and experts at the University of Chicago and feature compelling patient stories.

Listen now and like and subscribe on your favorite podcast platform

Our Impact

We understand the challenges of digestive diseases that patients and their loved ones face. Our investments are improving their lives.

2021 In Review


The GI Research Foundation lays out its future plans, and shares stories of its impact and events of the past year. 

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