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Dr. Cohen and I often provide group educational programs for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and our most popular program, by far, is called, Why Haven’t We Cured IBD Yet? We explain in our lectures that the reasons are as complex as the diseases: we haven’t had the right tools, we haven’t had the right…

Saturday, June 1, 2019 marked the 58th annual GI Research Foundation Ball, where the GIRF community toasted a year of research achievement and continuing support for the University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Center. Co-chaired by long-time GI Research Foundation board members Howard Grill and Beatrice G. Crain, the event raised a record-breaking $1.6 million, including…

We love our snacks. Unfortunately, not all snacks are your friends — especially when you have GI issues. Wanting to avoid flare-ups can make finding your perfect mid-day snack quite difficult. Luckily, there are GI-friendly options out there such as a green smoothie, peanut butter balls, and a yogurt parfait. Read more about these and…

6’8’’ former Loyola basketball player, Nick DiNardi, continues to inspire others. After being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 11 yrs old, he thought his life was over. He never could have imagined he would not only go on to play D-1 college basketball, but would dedicate his life to helping others suffering the same painful…

On April 3rd, five young researchers presented their grant proposals to GIRF’s Associates Board for projects ranging from using an app to improve patient compliance for colonoscopies to basic research using cutting edge technologies to identify pathogens. The Associates Board members were so impressed with all the proposals that they approved all the projects, awarding…

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