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By: Anna Gomberg Colorectal surgeon Kinga Skowron, MD, has been awarded a one-year grant from the GI Research Foundation to support her continuing work in colorectal surgery as a clinical associate and researcher (2020-2021), under the mentorship of Neil Hyman, MD, Co-Director of the Digestive Diseases Center. The grant from GIRF will also support her…

By: Anna Gomberg Under the mentorship of David T. Rubin, MD, and with other researchers in the Rubin Lab, researcher Tina Rodriguez will pursue ongoing studies examining anxiety and depression and IBD through a grant from the GI Research Foundation, for the academic year, 2020-2021. The important research includes the validation of an original screening…

By: Anna Gomberg The University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Center incorporates work to address health care disparities into its tripartite mission to achieve excellence in research, teaching and patient care in many ways. Several physician-led initiatives focus specifically on the reduction of health care and health care access disparities due to race, gender, geography, socio-economic…

Biana Lanson, MD, an otolaryngologist in Stamford, CT, understands that sometimes to get the most comprehensive care possible, one has to think outside the box. As a Harvard-educated physician, she prides herself on fact-based, compassionate care for her patients, and when she found herself the patient suffering from an uncontrolled, debilitating digestive disease following her…

Shintaro Akiyama, MD, PhD, will be completing his training at the University of Chicago Medicine under the mentorship of David T. Rubin, MD, thanks to the generous support of GIRF, further demonstrating their commitment to investing in the early career advancement of GI physicians and the future of digestive diseases research. Akiyama, originally from Tokyo,…

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