The Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology participates in research through the:
The Texas Medical Center Digestive Disease Center is a federally funded center designed to serve basic and clinical scientists at institutions within the Texas Medical Center (Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) and at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
The center facilitates ongoing digestive diseases research, promote translational research between basic and clinical areas, develop new projects, nurture new investigators, and provide GI educational activities. The DDC supports four basic science cores (morphology, cell and molecular biology, gastrointestinal immunology, and integrative biology) and one clinical core (study design and specimen collection).
Pilot/feasibility and enrichment programs to support innovative ideas and new investigators in digestive disease research and foster collaboration are a key part of our center. The center draws together a multidisciplinary group of investigators, including basic scientists with proven track records of success, and well coordinated clinical programs dealing with pediatric and adult GI patients.