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Welcome to the new GI Research Foundation (GIRF) e-newsletter! This letter is now delivered regularly to those interested in GIRF supported-research at the Digestive Diseases Center at The University of Chicago Medicine.  As lead scientific advisor at GIRF, I look forward to sharing exciting news about the doctors, research, and medical advances happening through GIRF’s…

Tools and equipment are essential for doctors and scientists as they continue groundbreaking research at the University of Chicago. And, thanks to the GI Research Foundation, this pioneering work continues and advances. More than $1.5 million was raised during the Annual GIRF Ball held May 2018 — see link here for an event recap. All…

It was the best-attended Associates Board event ever held! Over 230 GIRF supporters danced, networked, and raised funds at the Annual Associates Board Cocktail Party Friday, October 26. Hosted by the Associates Board, and spearheaded by President Brad Peterson and Vice President of Fundraising Lauren Martin of Chicago, the event raised more than $35,000. All…

Gratitude. Board member Mark de Souza is grateful. Very. It’s one of the primary reasons he’s so devoted to the GI Research Foundation.   For Mark, it’s personal. His symptoms started back in 1975 when he was very young. For years, he went to several doctors and hospitals before finding relief at the University of…

IBD SuperFriends is a peer-to-peer network for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients at the University of Chicago Medicine. Born out of the Patient Advisory Board, and supported by grant funding from Takeda, with additional support from Pfizer, this unique program brings together expert and novice patients from all walks of life. Explains co-leader, Rachel…

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