Since 2015, DHF has raised over $11 million and has funded 40 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

Men’s Health: How Long Does It Actually Take to Get Food Poisoning From a Sketchy Meal fearturing Dr. John Pandolfino

When food poisoning hits, you basically need to camp out by the toilet. Stray too far, and, well, you might be sorry. Food poisoning occurs when you eat contaminated food, which can result in a whole host of gastrointestinal symptoms. The signs and symptoms are usually abdominal cramps, nausea with or without vomiting, and diarrhea,” says John Pandolfino, M.D., chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The Glencoe Anchor: Glencoe residents help run Digestive Health Foundation Gala

The 2019 Digestive Health Foundation Gala: Celebrating the Power of Family raised more than $2.47 million for medical research at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center to improve quality of life for digestive disease patients and their families.

The Northbrook Tower: Digestive Health Foundation Gala Raises $2.4M

The 2019 Digestive Health Foundation Gala, titled “Celebrating the Power of Family,” raised more than $2.47 million for medical research at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center to improve quality of life for digestive disease patients and their families. Emceed by actress Bonnie Hunt and attended by more than 600 supporters, the June 8 event at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago brought the amount raised by DHF since its inception in 2015 to over $11 million.

Candid Candace: Digestive Health Foundation Gala: Celebrating the Power of Family Raised $2.47 Million

The Digestive Health Foundation Gala: Celebrating the Power of Family was held on June 8 at the Four Seasons with 600 supporters. Emceed by beloved actress Bonnie Hunt, the event raised more than $2.47 million for medical research at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center to improve quality of life for digestive disease patients and their families. Highlights of the evening included moving testimonials from families affected by hereditary digestive disorders and the launch of the new Deborah and Martin Elrad Research Fund for Hereditary Digestive Diseases.

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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