Digestive Disease Center
The vision of the Medical College of Wisconsin's Digestive Disease Center is to achieve international scientific and lay recognition for leading edge digestive disease research, treatment and educational programs emphasizing novel state-of-the art therapies.
The Center’s goal is to eradicate digestive diseases and their economic impact through research. The unique collaboration of 91 Center physicians, scientists and staff from 14 departments provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, research and education in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases.
Collaboration between researchers in the laboratory and physicians in the hospitals and clinics has enhanced the Center’s core programs in:
Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and colitis)
Pancreaticobiliary diseases (conditions affecting the pancreas and bile ducts)
Hepatology (conditions affecting the liver) and liver transplantation
Functional bowel disorders
Gastrointestinal cancer surveillance and treatment
Many advances – from groundbreaking diagnostic techniques to drug trials and surgical treatments – have been possible because of the dedication and commitment to excellence by the faculty who are at the heart of the Center.
2017 Digestive Disease Center Application now available!
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center (DDC) is accepting grant applications for fiscal year 2017.
Download the 2017 Digestive Disease Application (DOCX)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement issued by the DDC invites submission of investigator-initiated research grants that support original research on digestive diseases, including upper gut motility and acid related diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, pancreaticobiliary diseases, lower gut motility and functional bowel disorders, GI malignancy surveillance and treatments, and hepatology and liver transplantation. Principal Investigators must be full-time members of the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty and only one proposal may be submitted per Principal Investigator.