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Digestive Disease Research Center (DDRC)

Team photo of the Digestive Disease Research Center (DDRC) The major goal and objective of the Digestive Disease Research Center (DDRC) is to discover and share cutting edge knowledge about the digestive system and the diseases that affect millions in the United States. Our research team consists of both basic scientists and physician/scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds with varying interests and disciplines. These combined investigators support the practice of "bench to bedside" research to benefit and contribute to human health. Along with seasoned investigators, the DDRC also believes in training of future scientists and provides an excellent learning environment for the training of undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents. — Gianfranco D. Alpini, PhD

> Gianfranco D. Alpini, PhD Basic Science Director

> Richard Erickson, MD Clinical Director

DDRC Mission

The mission of the Digestive Disease Research Center is to enhance our understanding of digestive system diseases through the integration of basic and clinical science research to provide new strategies to diagnose, treat and cure diseases of the digestive tract.

National award for liver research

Awarded the Association Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Research and Development award for our work with chronic liver disease.

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