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JRC physician discovers serum-based biomarker test for Crohn’s disease

JRC physician Dr. Robert Battat presented his findings at Digestive Disease Week 2019 demonstrating the efficacy of a serum-based biomarker assay in identifying mucosal inflammation with similar accuracy to fecal calprotectin in patients with Crohn’s disease

Dr. Longman Appointed to Director of the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (JRC)

Dr. Longman is widely recognized for his expertise and pioneering research in mechanisms by which the host immune system interacts with environmental triggers in both health and disease. The long-term goal of his research program is to discover microbial and cellular mechanisms that will lead to improved diagnostics for early detection of and novel therapies for IBD.

Researchers Identify Critical Role for Protein in Colon Inflammation

A protein induced by gut microbes is vital in healing colons that have become inflamed due to a short-term form of colitis, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers discovered in a new study. However, they also found that this molecule, called TNF-like ligand 1A (TL1A) contributes to the sustained inflammation characterized by chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Fecal Microbiota Transplant is Safe and Effective for Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been proven effective for patients with Clostridium difficile, a serious bacterial infection of the intestines, but questions remain about its effectiveness as a treatment for other diseases. In a study published April 26 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, a team of...

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JRC Physician Uncovers Bacteria Linking Crohn’s Disease to Arthritis

Patients with Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea, can also experience joint pain. In Crohn’s disease, which affects about 800,000 Americans, the immune system can attack not only the bowels, but the musculoskeletal system as well, leading to spondyloarthritis, a painful condition that affects the spine and joints. Now new...

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Ellen J. Scherl, M.D., Speaks at ACG-Endorsed Course On IBD

JRC Director, Ellen J. Scherl, M.D., spoke at an ACG-endorsed course on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Baylor University Medical Center in April. The conference focused on recent advances in IBD management, intervention, therapy and research. Dr. Scherl addressed the management of patients with severe ulcerative colitis in a lecture entitled “Severe Ulcerative Colitis: Identifying the High Risk Patient and Avoiding Colectomy”.

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IBD Patients Say Symptoms Limit their Ability to Exercise

Despite the potential benefits of exercise for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), many patients experience “considerable barriers to regular exercise” because of debilitating IBD symptoms. Published in the January 2016 issue of Digestive Diseases and Sciences, these findings arose from a team of investigators led by Ellen J. Scherl, M.D., from the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Scherl and colleagues evaluated 250 patients...

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Ellen J. Scherl, M.D., Highlighted in Feature on Crohn's Disease

Ellen J. Scherl, M.D., Director of the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease of Weill Cornell Medicine, is highlighted in the Spring 2013 issue of the institution’s magazine.

In a compelling feature article written by Andrea Crawford, the story of a young patient’s diagnosis with, and subsequent treatment for, Crohn’s disease is chronicled, as she goes from surgery to a starting position on her high school basketball team.

In the article, Dr. Scherl discusses some of...

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Major Center for IBD Research and Patient Care Opens at Weill Cornell

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,...

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Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Established at Weill Cornell Medicine

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center today celebrated the opening of the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Made possible through a gift from Jill Roberts, a longtime friend and patron of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, the Center will support patient care, research and educational outreach focused on the conditions of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The Center is led by Ellen J....

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