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The University of Chicago Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center welcomed nine distinguished physicians and scientists from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong for a three-day training program, November 18-20, 2019. These researchers came from major academic medical centers all over East Asia, including Peking Union University, Hong Kong University, and Tongji University in Shanghai, to learn from…

The holidays can be a challenge for those living with digestive diseases – luckily, there are many delicious and gut-friendly options that are sure to please a crowd! Check out these recipes thoughtfully designed by University of Chicago nutritionist Courtney Schuchmann: Sweet and Savory Roasted Brussels Sprout and Butternut Squash Ingredients 3 cups brussels sprouts,…

In honor of Liver Awareness Month, GIRF is spotlighting one of our very own Scientific Advisors and resident liver expert: Michael Charlton, MBBS. Dr. Charlton is Director of the Center for Liver Diseases and Co-Director of the Transplant Institute at the University of Chicago.  Recruited by Dr. David Rubin after nearly 20 years at the…

It was another fun and lively Associates Board Annual Cocktail Party on Friday, October 11, at the Lakewood in West Loop, Chicago. Anything but ordinary, this event highlighted the importance of health, medical research and raised an unprecedented $45,000 for grants to young investigators conducting ground-breaking research at the University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Center….

Benjamin Shogan, MD, is a surgeon specializing in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine. Since joining the UChicago faculty in 2017, funding from GIRF has allowed him to advance innovative investigations that could improve surgical outcomes for patients with conditions including colon cancer and Crohn’s disease. One of Dr. Shogan’s recent…

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