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Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at IU School of Medicine carries out an extensive research program that is both laboratory-based and patient-oriented, receiving more than $10 million of research funding each year from the National Institutes of Health and other extramural sources.

Well-Published Faculty Investigators

Many faculty members in this division have sustained federal funding (both NIH and VA), and they publish more than 100 full-length papers each year in top-tier medical journals. Faculty also serve as editors and members of the editorial boards of many prestigious biomedical journals and serve on NIH and VA study sections.

Areas of Focus

Division research themes include Hepatitis C; nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; drug hepatotoxicity; alcoholic liver disease; colorectal cancer screening; new endoscopic devices and techniques, including those to treat acid reflux; minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to treat precancerous and early cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and biliary tree; endoscopic treatment of a variety of diseases of the biliary tree and pancreas; endoscopic sedation; sphincter of oddi dysfunction; and cystic tumors of pancreas.