"Research funding for the U-M Division of Gastroenterology has increased dramatically over the last several years, now totaling over $15 million including over 50 individual grants from the NIH and other federal funding agencies"-
Chung Owyang, MD
The innovative research conducted by our physicians and faculty has paved the way for more effective methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.
In our mission to create knowledge through research, Gastroenterology continues to conduct cutting-edge investigations of the molecular, cellular, and physiological conditions of healthy and diseased states of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreas. The central piece of the Division's research endeavor is the NIH-funded University of Michigan Center for Gastrointestinal Research, which encompasses three thematic areas of research:
- neurobiology of appetite control and visceral pain
- molecular and cellular mechanisms of inflammation; and
- cell growth, differentiation, and programmed cell death.