Physicians in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Penn State participate in numerous national collaborative clinical trials, drug studies and independent research projects. There are several research activities going on in various sections in the Division of Gastroenterology, including IBD, liver, pancreas and biliary and motility.
View actively recruiting gastroenterology and hepatology clinical trials in StudyFinder, the searchable database of clinical research taking place at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.
Selected current trials, as well as other research programs, are listed here by topic area.
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General gastroenterology research includes work on celiac disease and other conditions.
Liver Disease Research Program Overview
The laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Stine at Penn State College of Medicine seeks to improve outcomes for people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, liver cancer, liver disease-related coagulation disorders and other liver conditions. Stine is an internationally recognized liver expert who leads a multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, fellows, residents and medical students engaged in numerous ongoing clinical research studies.
Through Penn State Health Liver Center, patients receive advanced expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex liver disease. Clinical trials and Liver Center collaborations also provide patients with opportunities to help advance research into a variety of liver conditions.
Inflammatory bowel disease research includes work on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology works to develop new endoscopy strategies.
Contact the Team
To speak to someone about current research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, call 717-531-5052.