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Research & Scholarly Activity

Our current research initiatives include:

  • Liver Disease in Childhood
  • Liver Transplantation in Childhood
  • Gastrointestinal and nutritional conditions associated with chronic diseases of childhood
  • Total parenteral nutrition-induced cholestasis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic abdominal pain of childhood
  • Malabsorption, celiac disease, and digestive enzyme deficiency conditions in infants and children
  • Capsule endoscopy in children

Clinical trials that test new therapies are being performed in many areas, especially in inflammatory bowel disease. The clinical research center is often used to provide easy access for patients and their families to participate in the studies.

Current Projects

Rebecca Abell, D.O., Chief

  • Retrospective review of effect of positional modifications on gastric transit time after oral ingestion of WCE in pediatric patients. University of Rochester, Golisano Children's Hospital, August 2014 – present.
  • The human anti-TNF monoclonal antibody adalimumab in pediatric subjects with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. ABBVIE study, April 2015 - present.

Marilyn R. Brown, M.D.

  • Parenteral nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease.

Megan Gabel, M.D.

  • Developing innovating gastroenterology specialty training (DIGEST) program, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, May, 2016.

Nishaben Patel, M.D.

  • Inflammatory bowel disease, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy as well as video capsule endoscopy.

Fellowship Research