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I was interviewed on a podcast recently, and the host asked me how it is that I face chronic diseases with such optimism on a daily basis? My reply was that when you are taking care of people who are sick, providing them with expertise along with hope is an essential part of being a…

The GI Research Foundation’s 57th annual Ball, the Laugh-a-Ball, was a triumphant night of support for the future of research in digestive diseases at the University of Chicago Medicine. Co-chaired by philathropists Katie Chudnovsky, Beatrice G. Crain, and Aaron Rosdal, the evening raised over 1.5 million dollars for GI research, with funds raised to support…

A big welcome to the new GIRF board members.  We celebrated the appointments of six new Main Board members and nine new Associates Board on March 28 at WeWork in Fulton Market.  Current members Katie Chudnovsky, Michael P. Cogan, Steven Davidson, and Howard Grill offered their appreciation and words of wisdom to the new members.  Longtime…

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…

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