Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Research Summit

This program happened in the past, and no dates are currently scheduled.

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  • Discuss research at Penn State College of Medicine
  • Build collaborations
  • Develop pilot projects using an IBD biobank


Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


There is no fee for this program, but registration is required.


The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Intestinal Disease Biobank: Opportunities for Collaborative Research
Walter A. Koltun, MD

Macrophages and Dendritic Cells in IBD
Eugene Lin, PhD

Expression of Tristetraprolin in the Intestinal Epithelium Exacerbates DSS-induced Colitis in Mice
Melanie Eshelman

IBD-Associated SNP Demarcates a WNT-Responsive Regulatory Element in Intestinal Cells
Stephen Matthews

Discovering the Genome-Wide Mutational Profiles Induced by Chronic Inflammation in Premalignant Tissues from Ulcerative Colitis Patients
Kristin Eckert, PhD

Translating Asthma Phenotyping Approaches to Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Faoud Ishmael, MD, PhD

Integrated Metagenomics/Metaproteomics Reveals Human Host-Microbiota Signatures of Crohn’s Disease
Regina Lamendella, PhD

Genetic Alterations in Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels Modulate Abdominal Pain in IBD
Matthew Coates, MD, PhD

RNA-SEQ Implicates Dysregulation of the Immune System in the Pathogenesis of Diverticulitis
Kathleen Schieffer, PhD

Identification of a Rare LAMB4 Variant Associated with Familial Diverticulitis Through Exome Sequencing
Joel Coble

Novel Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches to C. Difficile
David Stewart Sr., MD, FACS, FASCRS

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