The TMC Digestive Disease Center Enrichment Programs support innovative ideas and new investigators in digestive diseases research and foster collaboration. 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.

GI Research Forum

Our weekly GI Research Forum encourages interactions among basic and clinical investigators. DDC members may present research results, clinical studies, and work-in-progress in an informal setting that will be conducive to discussion and information exchange.

As part of this program, national leaders in GI research are often invited to speak to the group. Any member of the DDC may suggest seminar speakers and act as faculty host, after approval by the Internal Advisory Committee of the DDC.

Questions regarding the GI Research Forum or suggestions for potential topics and speakers can be directed to Noah Shroyer, Ph.D., head of our Research Forum Committee, or Sara Tristan, TMC DDC administrator.

Directions to the GI Research Forum 

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M112 Map

The forum is held every Thursday during the academic year. It takes place at 4 p.m. at the Baylor College of Medicine campus in the DeBakey Building, Room M112 unless otherwise stated

Questions regarding the GI Research Forum or suggestions for potential topics and speakers can be directed to Noah Shroyer, Ph.D., head of our seminar committee, or Sara Tristan, TMC DDC administrator. Download a printable map to M112

11th Annual Frontiers in Digestive Diseases Symposium - Feb. 29, 2020

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DDC 2020 Frontiers Symposium

The DDC sponsors an annual scientific symposium to promote digestive disease research across the medical center. This all-day program includes talks and presentations by selected clinicians, basic scientists, established investigators, and current or recent recipients of pilot/feasibility funding. It also includes a large poster session and oral presentations as well as cash prizes for best posters.

The 11th Annual Frontiers in Digestive Diseases will be held Feb. 29, 2020 in the Onstead Auditorium. The symposium theme is "The Gut as an Endocrine Organ: Implications for GI and Liver Disease" and will include presentations from Antonio Moschetta, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Bari Aldo Moro; Michael Gershon, M.D., of Columbia University; and Jens Juul Holst, M.D., of the University of Copenhagen, among other prominent and well-known physicians and scientists.

The symposium will feature a poster session with cash prizes, as well as breakout sessions with presenters. Online registration will open on Nov. 1, 2019. If you have any questions, contact Sara Tristan, DDC administrator. 

GI Focus Group Meetings for Junior Investigators

The TMC Digestive Disease Center sponsors semi-monthly meetings between junior investigators to present research projects and collaborate on advancements in digestive disease-related research. These meetings are organized by Jennifer Spinler, Ph.D. To join the mailing list or attend an upcoming focus group meetings, contact Dr. Spinler or call (832) 824-8251.