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  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…

The Year of Zoom GIRF 2020 Annual Meeting As part of the GI Research Foundation’s annual meeting, held virtually on August 26th, David T. Rubin, MD, and Eugene B. Chang, MD, GIRF Scientific Advisors, provided updates and insight on the many advances at the University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center in the past year,…

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…

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