|Digestive Disease Institute Director of Research, Michael Chiorean, MD, and Clinical Research Assistant Jenny Jensen, meet with research patient Lauren Grassick to discuss the plan for her care.|
Led by directors Michael Chiorean, MD, and Flavio Rocha, MD, research is a core focus of the Digestive Disease Institute, where providers are actively involved in identifying promising advances and promoting translational and clinical research in digestive disease. A long history of leadership in research, including decades of breakthroughs in digestive disease care, has led the way for more effective treatments and improved patient care around the world. The Digestive Disease Institute is also pleased to offer annual research grants to any attending, resident, or fellow (MD, PHD, ARNP, PA) in any department or specialty who treats patients with digestive disease.
Physicians interested in referring patients to our clinical research program can contact us at DDIResearchReferral@vmmc.org.
Currently Enrolling Clinical Trials at the Digestive Disease Institute
The Digestive Disease Institute offers clinical trials related to a variety of digestive conditions. See our quick guide to available IBD studies and eligibility requirements. If you would like to talk with a clinical research coordinator about any of the below currently enrolling trials, call the Digestive Disease Institute Research hotline at (206) 341-1021.
- C. Difficile Studies
- Colon Cancer Studies
- Gastric Cancer Studies
- Endoscopic Studies
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease Studies — Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
- Liver and Biliary Duct Cancer Studies
- Liver Disease Studies (including Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis)
- Pancreas Cancer Studies
- Pancreatitis Studies
- Barrett's Esophagus Studies