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...
Pregnancy, Fertility, and IBD 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...
Endoscopy for Weight Loss with Christopher Chapman, MD

Endoscopy for Weight Loss with Christopher Chapman, MD

Bariatric endoscopy, a promising new area for GI research and treatment, benefits patients seeking significant weight loss who do not meet the criteria for more permanent bariatric surgery. This new option can dramatically change the lives of patients struggling to...
Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Rich holiday indulgences like cookies, fruit cake, eggnog, fried latkes, cakes, and pies can be special treats this time of year, but there are lighter options for those living with digestive diseases. Homemade apple sauce, deliciously different from store bought, is...

Ozzie Guillen Helps Support GIRF this #GivingTuesday!

https://giresearchfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Giving-Tuesday-Ozzie-Guillen.mp4 Ozzie Guillen, Chicago White Sox World Series Champion, salutes Team GIRF. Your gift will support the UChicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center team dedicated to keeping...