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The University of Chicago Medicine Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center has a legacy of over 85 years of leadership in the investigation of new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. As part of this innovative research tradition, researchers at the IBD Center have:

  • Developed surgeries to help patients avoid the need for an ileostomy when removing the colon
  • Discovered the first gene for Crohn's disease, NOD2
  • Defined the role of environmental and dietary factors in triggering "Western" disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, complex immune disorders and metabolic diseases
  • Demonstrated the relationship between inflammation and cancer risk in ulcerative colitis

How You Can Help

These discoveries were made possible through the contributions of patients, friends and family members who provided additional funds for advanced clinical and laboratory research. Please consider supporting the IBD Center's important mission.

If you prefer to send a check, kindly make it payable to the University of Chicago Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and mail it to us at:

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
c/o Anna Gomberg
Administrative Director
University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Patient Advisory Board

A patient advisory board is forming to engage our patients as our partners in the science and delivery of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis treatment. This is a sincere effort to receive feedback of IBD patients to improve patient experience the University of Chicago. Please contact us at ibdcenter@uchicago.edu if you are interested in participating.

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