Visceral: Episode 10
Voices of Resilience: IBD Patients Share Their Journeys

The GI Research Foundation was able to produce this podcast with sponsorships from AbbVie and Metro Infusion Center.

In this compelling episode, host Anna Gomberg brings together four courageous individuals to share their personal journeys with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). They answer questions such as:

      • What was it like to be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis?
      • What important lessons have you learned about living with a digestive disease?
      • What are your best tips on diet and nutrition based on your experiences?

Listen in as they discuss the highs and lows of living with IBD, from initial diagnosis to managing daily challenges. Our guests open up about their struggles, triumphs, and the impact IBD has had on their lives, relationships, and mental health. Whether you’re a patient, caregiver, or simply curious about IBD, this roundtable offers valuable insights and heartfelt stories, shedding light on what it truly means to live with a chronic illness. Discover how gifts to the GI Research Foundation are fueling research and impacting patient lives as you join us for an eye-opening conversation that aims to educate, inspire, and connect our community.

Visceral: Listen to Your Gut is a podcast series from the GI Research Foundation: a deep dive into the latest research updates and treatment options for specific digestive diseases. Episodes are presented by physician-scientists and experts at the University of Chicago and feature compelling patient stories.

Stay tuned for more episodes on topics like risk and prevention of GI cancer, hepatology, and liver disease, the microbiome and gut health, surgical treatments for ulcerative colitis, and the intersection of diet, nutrition, and GI health.

Meet Annie Gomberg

The GI Research Foundation was able to produce this episode of Visceral with sponsorships from AbbVie and Metro Infusion Center. 


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.


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Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, the parent company of Metro Infusion Centers, is proud to announce their 30th anniversary Gala Celebration on October 26 in downtown Chicago. With 110 physicians and over 220 infusion centers nationwide, we are committed to making life saving therapies available in a comfortable and cost-effective environment, while continuing to support the future generations of infectious disease physicians. Please visit us at to learn how you can participate.

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