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Gut Instinct: What is the Translational Core?
The Digestive Diseases Center Translational Core with Joel Pekow, MD
One of the most important and enduring contributions of the GI Research Foundation (the Foundation) may also be one of the least well understood. For a decade, the Foundation has supported the Digestive Diseases Center (DDC) Translational Core, an engine that drives transformative research and scientific discovery for all investigators at the University of Chicago.
Plant a Seed of Hope – Support Digestive Diseases Research Today
As we embrace the spring season, we are reminded of the power of growth and new beginnings. At the GI Research Foundation, we are committed to planting the seeds of hope for those affected by digestive diseases. Please take 20 minutes today to protect what’s important to you and consider making a planned gift to join us in this crucial mission.
Eating Restriction and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, with Courtney Schuchmann, RD
Everyone has overindulged or eaten a food that didn’t agree with them. For most people, this means that the next time they are offered spicy chili or rich dessert, they politely decline or make a different choice. But for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, this experience can be all too common—if nearly every time you eat anything, it hurts, limiting what foods you eat makes sense. But it can also be a slippery slope, leading to extremely restricted approaches to food.
Gut-Friendly Recipe: Quinoa-Pistachio Stuffed Artichokes
Artichokes, are actually the large flower of a plant in the thistle family, and are a fun and hearty vegetable choice during the “shoulder season,” before Spring is in full bloom. This unique recipe features many ingredients that can be tweaked to meet individual dietary concerns—for example, for those who need to eat gluten-free, omit the breadcrumbs and add more lentils and quinoa. No matter how it is adapted, this recipe is a fresh, green, and impressive Mediterranean diet-inspired main course, suitable for both a weeknight dinner or a holiday table.
Board Spotlight: Brad Peterson
Many people bring relevant experience when they join the GI Research Foundation Board of Directors, but new member Brad Peterson has the distinction of previously serving as the longest-tenured President of its Associates Board. It all began when Mr. Peterson, an Executive Vice President of Guaranteed Rate mortgage company, sought care from David T. Rubin, MD, for Crohn’s disease. Dr. Rubin recruited him to participate in the GI Research Foundation Associates Board in 2013. Soon after, the Associates Board elected him President.
Visceral: Podcast Episode Three – All about Ostomy Care
In this episode, Advanced Practice Nurses and leaders in the field of ostomy care Janice Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, and Marita Kametas, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, CMSRN, COCN offer need-to-know information about post-surgical life with an ostomy for IBD patients.