Ongoing Research Funded by DHF

Passion and Determination

The Digestive Health Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life for anyone facing a digestive disorder by supporting cutting-edge medical research, physician training, and education at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. As DHF enters its eighth year, we have raised nearly $20 million in support of 82 independent research studies by the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center’s world-class physician scientists. Together, we are changing the landscape of digestive health.

Research Studies

Beatriz Sosa-Pineda, PhD
Surgery (Pancreatic Cancer), General Gastroenterology
Daniela P. Ladner, MD, MPH
Surgery (Liver Transplantation), Liver/Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Psychology (Clinical) Behavioral Health
Mohammad Ali Abbass, MD
Surgery (Colon and Rectal Cancer), Colon and Rectal Cancer, Cancers of the Digestive Tract
Fred W. Turek, PhD
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Josh Levitsky, MD, MS
Surgery (Liver Transplant), Liver/Hepatology
Marie-Pier Tétreault, PhD
GERD, General Gastroenterology, Esophageal Diseases, General Gastroenterology
Joshua Wechsler, MD
Surgery (Eosinophilic Esophagitis/EoE), Esophageal Diseases

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