Changing Lives Through Groundbreaking Science

Using robust scientific and lay review, in the 2024 cycle, the GI Research Foundation awarded $600,000 to eight investigators at the University of Chicago for novel research projects.

2024 Innovation Awards

David T. Rubin, MD and Joëlle St-Pierre, MD, PhD
University of Chicago Medicine

“These grants focus on research that advances the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of digestive diseases. Additionally, the goals of the grants program include to:

  • Help build the field by funding emerging scientific leaders
  • Provide seed funding for innovative ideas that, if successful, could result in larger grants from funders such as the National Institutes of Health
  • Fund bold research ideas that might have risk of failure but high reward for success, as these projects have difficulty securing funding elsewhere

Thank you to our grant review committee members and scientific advisors who read and scored proposals with a focus on ensuring the recommended projects meet our mission and are centered on advancing patient care and outcomes.”

Biana Lanson, MD

Vice President of Research Grantmaking, GI Research Foundation