Weill Cornell Medical College, along with hospital partner NewYork-Presbyterian, celebrated a major step in the treatment of digestive disorders with the opening of the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Sept. 12. The Center is dedicated to the research and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition affecting more than one million Americans.
The opening of the Center is the final phase of a strategic plan to develop a three-part, world-class, gastrointestinal facility comprised of the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and the Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery. The IBD Center, including facilities and the physicians’ practices within, is funded by a philanthropic gift made by Mrs. Jill Roberts, who has made a series of gifts to the Medical College and the Hospital.
“I cannot say enough about Jill and all she’s done for this center, hospital and medical college,” said Dr. Antonio Gotto, Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College. “With her support, we’ve put together a team that is making a unified, comprehensive program devoted to finding a cure for this disease.”