2021 GIRF Ball Remarks from Scientific Advisors

2021 GIRF Ball Remarks from Scientific Advisors

Dr. David Rubin: Good evening. I am Dr. David Rubin, and I am chief of the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, and the co-director of our Digestive Diseases Center at the University of Chicago Medicine. Thank you so much for joining us tonight. I...
Honoring a Legacy of Giving

Honoring a Legacy of Giving

Celebrating 60 Years of GIRF & Honoring a Legacy of Giving Beatrice G. Crain Joseph B. Kirsner Award On Saturday, May 1st, the GI Research Foundation Diamond Anniversary Ball will celebrate 60 brilliant years of supporting the renowned University of Chicago...
Sexual Function and Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis with Sushila Dalal, MD

Pregnancy, Fertility, and IBD with Sushila Dalal, MD

Pregnancy, Fertility, and IBD with Sushila Dalal, MD By Anna Gomberg Until the middle of the twentieth century, women with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis were sometimes advised to not have children, due to risks to their own health, and the complications...
Board Spotlight: Kathy Shafer

Board Spotlight: Kathy Shafer

Board Spotlight: Kathy Shafer When Kathy Shafer’s daughter Sydney was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 14, Kathy was shocked. Her family had no history of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Kathy and her husband Tom navigated Sydney’s diagnosis with...
Balloon Endoscopic Treatment for Weight Loss

Balloon Endoscopic Treatment for Weight Loss

“It’s easy, it’s simple, and it works.” Balloon endoscopic treatment for weight loss with Hillarey Rendleman By Anna Gomberg Before she had kids, Hillarey Rendleman, Chicago Public Schools teacher and counselor, never had a problem with maintaining a healthy weight...
Board Spotlight: Katie and Mark Waldeck

Board Spotlight: Katie and Mark Waldeck

For the Waldeck’s, it is personal, and a little bit serendipitous. In 2002, during a business meeting with a former Board Member, Mark Waldeck noticed a plaque commemorating the support of David T. Rubin, MD, the GI Research Foundation’s lead Scientific Advisor. For...