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-Professor of Medicine -Director, Center for Liver Diseases -Co-director, Transplant Institute About Michael Charlton, MBBS, is an internationally renowned specialist in liver diseases and transplant medicine. Listed among “America’s Top Doctors” and “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Charlton has particular expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) and…

In honor of Liver Awareness Month, GIRF is spotlighting one of our very own Scientific Advisors and resident liver expert: Michael Charlton, MBBS. Dr. Charlton is Director of the Center for Liver Diseases and Co-Director of the Transplant Institute at the University of Chicago.  Recruited by Dr. David Rubin after nearly 20 years at the…

It was another fun and lively Associates Board Annual Cocktail Party on Friday, October 11, at the Lakewood in West Loop, Chicago. Anything but ordinary, this event highlighted the importance of health, medical research and raised an unprecedented $45,000 for grants to young investigators conducting ground-breaking research at the University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Center….

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…

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