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The mission of the CGIBD is to promote and enhance multidisciplinary research to reduce the burden of digestive diseases.

The Center achieves this mission through the following:

  1. Core facilities that provide new technologies, expertise, training, technical assistance, laboratory animals, biostatistical and clinical research support.
  2. A pilot/feasibility program that provides startup funds to promising investigators.
  3. A scientific enrichment program consisting of seminars, special lectures, workshops and competitions for trainees that improve the intellectual climate for gastrointestinal biological research.
  4. A professional development and training program that fosters the careers of junior faculty and trainees.

The overarching theme for the Center is Bioresilience, a theme that encompasses the wide range of research conducted by the membership. Within the theme, members cluster into three program areas: microbiome, clinical/translational research, and regeneration and repair.

We seek to create an inclusive and welcoming climate for ALL and provide a safe, respectful environment for learning and working.

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