Digestive Diseases Research Core Center
Since its founding in 1990, the Digestive Disease Research Core Center at the University of Chicago has stood at the forefront of medical research. With a research base of over 50 members, their five cores are led by top investigators. This integrated, multidisciplinary approach is evident in that 30% to 40% of publications made possible through the DDRCC each year are the result of collaborations. Their primary goals are as follows: to foster collaboration among investigators; to facilitate the use of new technologies in the study of treatment of digestive diseases; to provide education and training for improved treatment and diagnosis; to attract talented investigators to the field of digestive disease research. They also strive to provide our state-of-the-art core facilities and services through the most cost-efficient means possible. Our robust research base has an annual direct cost of $12 million. More than 40% of this funding is provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).