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A new online resource to teach yoga, breathing, and meditation is now available from the GI Research Foundation to further improve the lives of patients living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Led by board member Biana Lanson, MD, and yoga instructor Gina Nolan, the GI Research Foundation developed a series of online videos and…

Brad Goodman knew he likely had a long wait for a new liver. For the past six years, the 36-year-old father of three was in and out of the hospital, fighting off bile duct infections caused by primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a chronic, progressive liver disease. Those hospitalizations became longer and more frequent as the…

The end of 2017 offered two exciting opportunities to support the GI Research Foundation, and donors, families and friends turned out in record numbers to show their commitment to GI research. On Sunday, September 25th, the second Backyard Donor Appreciation Picnic was held at the Chicago VIP helicopter hangar, located on the southwest side of…

Joseph B. Kirsner, MD, PhD, devoted his life to the art and science of medicine, establishing, and then leading, the section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Chicago Medicine for over 80 years. That section has been credited as being the first academic GI unit in the world. He served as a…

**This article was written by Gretchen Rubin While performing on stage, Chicago actress Dara Cameron, 33, can make audiences laugh or cry, feel joy or sorrow. She needs to give it her all every time. “And that’s hard to do when you have a chronic illness,” Cameron said. But with help from the digestive diseases…

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