How we're making a difference in digestive health

Your support drives breakthroughs to improve the lives of people with digestive diseases.

Our expert team is driving better understanding of digestive diseases and innovations in treatment to help patients overcome the challenges of living with their disease.

With your support, we are working to:

Predict, prevent, and cure IBD by studying its root causes
Develop new treatments by studying the gut microbiome
Help patients quickly return to their daily lives using minimally invasive surgical approaches.
Heal damaged tissues, organs and cells through regenerative medicine

Your support is paving the way

Philanthropy enables us to identify better treatments for our patients, while also answering tough questions about the causes of digestive diseases so we can push frontiers of science and medicine.
Joseph B. Kirsner
Professor of Medicine Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center

Did you know?

Researchers at UChicago were first to discover a gene that increases risk of Crohn’s disease.
Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for inflammatory bowel disease in offspring.
A legendary UChicago physician set the standard for modern digestive disease care.
Researchers at UChicago were first to discover a gene that increases risk of Crohn’s disease.
Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for inflammatory bowel disease in offspring.
A legendary UChicago physician set the standard for modern digestive disease care.

Stories of Impact

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Richard Parillo at his home in Chicago

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Contact Our Digestive Health Giving Expert

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Josh Levine
Director, Individual Giving
UChicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Development
Office: 773-834-2231
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