Since 2015, DHF has raised over $13 million and has funded 54 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

DHF Mind, Body, & Gut: Stay Calm & Feel Well Event

In honor of World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day (IBD), the Digestive Health Foundation (DHF) Ambassador Board hosted an engaging chat with two digestive health experts about ways to stay healthy during the stay-at-home order. Click to view the online panel and learn tips and tricks for getting nutrients and how mindful eating can work for you!

Healio: Changes, challneges in GI practices due to COVID-19 featuring DHC Medical Director Dr. Stephen Hanauer

Dr. Stephen Hanauer, Medical Director at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center discusses the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents to gastroenterology practices, the future of telehealth and more.

2020 Digestive Health Foundation Gala Update

First and foremost, we hope you and your families are safe and well during this challenging time. In an abundance of caution regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Digestive Health Foundation Gala scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

COVID-19: Key Considerations for Gastroenterologists featuring NM DHC Medical Director Dr. Stephen B. Hanauer and Surgical Director Dr. Scott A. Strong

Stephen Hanauer, MD, and Scott Strong, MD, discuss key considerations for gastroenterologists in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including the gastrointestinal manifestations, risks and treatment for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or other conditions who may be taking immunosuppression drugs, potential fecal-oral transmission and how Northwestern Medicine Gastroenterology and GI Surgery are optimizing telehealth and evolving care during this pandemic.

Our investments in groundbreaking medical research are already changing lives. From software that empowers adolescents in their transition to adult care to an innovative esophageal endoscopy technique, our exciting research is making a difference for patients and families living with digestive disease. Read more HERE.

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Our Science Advisory Council

Dr. Hanauer is Immediate Past President of the American College of Gastroenterology and founding co-director of the Digestive Health Center.

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

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Dr. John Pandolfino is a Professor of Medicine, as well as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern Medicine.

John E. Pandolfino, MD

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Dr. Strong is founding co-director of the Digestive Health Center. His practice focuses on colon and rectal cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and minimally invasive surgery.

Scott A. Strong, MD

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