Section of Gastroenterology Research

Gastroenterology Research

In the Section on Gastroenterology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, faculty members conduct a wide variety of clinical, translational and molecular research studies.

Research areas include:

  • Colorectal cancer screening and treatment
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS): outcomes and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic uses
  • Esophageal disorders and disease gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal neuromuscular and motility disorders
  • Gastrointestinal oncology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Nutrition and obesity
  • Pancreatobiliary disease

Active Research Initiatives and Highlights

  • A Long-Term Non-Interventional Registry to Assess Safety and Effectiveness of HUMIRA (Adalimumab) in Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis
  • Phase II Study of ABT-494 for the Induction of Clinical Remission in Subjects with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease who have Inadequately Responded to or are Intolerant to Anti-TNF Therapy
  • Open Label Vedolizumab in the Assessment of Mucosal Healing (60% TNF antagonist naïve) in Subjects With Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease Treated With Vedolizumab IV

Learn more about our Active GI Research at Wake Forest School of Medicine.