Research in Pediatric Gastroenterology

We have active clinical and basic science research efforts aimed at developing innovative ways to improve care for children with gastrointestinal disorders. Increased clinical research in pediatric gastroenterology is critical and we aim to be leaders in this area. Because fewer children suffer from gastrointestinal diseases than adults, it is generally necessary to have multicenter studies of these disorders. We participate in a pediatric liver transplant national registry of children who have undergone liver transplantation and a national registry of children with severe, sudden liver failure. We are also initiating a medication trial in children with liver disease related to excessive fat storage in the liver - steatohepatitis.

Maclovio James Lopez, M.D., Ph.D.
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Dr. Lopez's research interests include Pediatric Liver Transplantation. Pediatric Liver Disease, Drug-induced hepatotoxicity, Immunization in the transplant patient, acute liver failure, and medical adherence.

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Jeremy Adler, M.D., M.Sc.
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Dr. Adler's research interests include pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and noninvasive imaging techniques to quantify fibrotic content of intestinal strictures in Crohn's disease. He is working on developing better predictive models of disease behavior to improve our ability to provide custom personalized medical care for pediatric Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Dr. Adler's Laboratory     Dr. Adler's Pubmed search results   Dr. Adler's Michigan Experts page 

Chris J. Dickinson, M.D.
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Dr. Dickinson's research interests include gastrointestinal hormones, particularly gastrin.

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