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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…

UChicago Medicine’s section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is looking for volunteers for a research study involving daily rhythms, diet, sleep, and intestinal bacteria. They are searching for participants who have had their colons removed due to ulcerative colitis with ileostomies who are not obese. They believe intestinal bacteria exhibit daily rhythms, which are sensitive…

The 2019 Larry A. Pogofsky All-Star Challenge was a huge success with more than 30 sports legends and just shy of 1500 fans participating across two days of events and raising more than $145,000. On Friday, September 13, the Cameo VIP Players Party was hosted at Bub City Rosemont and truly felt exclusive. Players, sponsors,…

Stay cozy this fall with this delicious, healthy, and adaptable vegan chili recipe developed by University of Chicago nutritionist Courtney Schuchmann.

Support from GIRF is enabling Bana Jabri, MD, PhD, and her colleagues to translate discoveries in the laboratory in order to have an impact on patient care. Dr. Jabri is an internationally renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, immunologist, and basic scientist. She developed the first mouse model for studying celiac disease, which has allowed researchers to test…

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