Research

Faculty of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition work diligently to learn about the causes of pediatric gastrointestinal disease, to determine improved and optimal treatment regimens, and to understand the course of disease throughout childhood and adolescence. In collaboration with researchers in the Pediatric Clinical Research Center (PCRC), Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, the UCSF Transplant Program, and other UCSF basic science and clinical departments, major research efforts involve investigating the genetic basis of pediatric disease, collecting and analyzing clinical outcome data from patients, and developing innovative clinical interventions and ways of monitoring disease response, all to improve the lives of children.