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Board Spotlight: Howard Grill If the GI Research Foundation is a family – as so many volunteers, donors, and friends affectionately call it – Howard Grill is its next patriarch. For more than 25 years, he has dedicated his time and knowledge to advance GIRF’s mission. From starting out as a young professional on the…

October might call for cozying up with pumpkin spice lattes and muffins, but the sugar and fat (and cream cheese frosting!) can offset the nutritional benefits of this fall favorite. A delicious part of many healthy diet plans, and high in beta-carotene and potassium, pumpkin can be roasted and eaten like any other squash, making…

New Approaches to Improving Colonoscopy for Colon Cancer Screening with Neil Sengupta, MD by Anna Gomberg The tragic death from colon cancer of beloved actor Chadwick Boseman—best known for portraying the iconic Black Panther character in Marvel movies – shocked and saddened the world this August. He was only 43. Colon cancer is one of…

UChicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center Cancer Survivor, Ferial Jackson “I thought it was the end of the world,” says Ferial Jackson of her diagnosis of colon cancer in the Spring of 2019. After unexplained symptoms of stomach and bowel pain, Ms. Jackson followed up on her primary care doctor’s recommendation, and saw gastroenterologist Neil Sengupta,…

  Celiac Disease: Research, Clinical Expertise, and Multidisciplinary Care at the UChicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center By: Anna Gomberg Celiac disease, a debilitating autoimmune digestive disease, is a high priority for clinicians and researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine. Celiac disease affects 1 in 100 people, has no cure, can develop at virtually any…

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