The Washington University Digestive Diseases Research Core Center (DDRCC) focuses on host pathophysiology, and host-environmental interactions in digestive disease. The concept of a DDRCC emerged from the collaborative and synergistic interactions of investigators engaged in digestive-diseases related research and includes 52 Principal Investigators in the clinical and basic science departments of the Washington University School of Medicine (including 5 P&F Awardees), as well as 3 principal investigators at local and regional academic medical centers.
The goals of the Center are:
- Formalize and provide mechanisms to expand the extensive collaborative and synergistic interactions between independently funded investigators engaged in digestive diseases-related research.
- Pool Departmental and Divisional resources to provide specialized, state of the art services and expertise that might not otherwise be available to individual investigators, in a cost-effective manner; and
- Provide Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Funding for investigators to develop new digestive diseases-related research initiatives that will subsequently be competitive for sustained extramural funding.
If you are interested in joining the Washington University School of Medicine's Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCC), please click here for more information.
Director: Nicholas Davidson, M.D. Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Co-Director: Phillip Tarr, M.D. Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Administrative Contact: Anastasia Zylka