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Research in Gastroenterology

At Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, leading pediatric gastroenterologists are conducting laboratory and clinical research in pursuit of new and better therapies for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas.

Laboratory Studies

The National Institutes of Health-funded laboratory of Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD, is investigating lipases and the role the enzymes play in digestion and disease. A deeper understanding of lipases offers many possible benefits, including new therapies for acute pancreatitis, better ways to feed chronically ill infants and more effective appetite control. Dr. Lowe is chief of pediatric gastroenterology at Children’s Hospital.

Visit the links below for more information on these studies:

Clinical Studies

Clinical research at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh investigates a wide range of issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas, including the safety and effectiveness of medications and procedures.

Learn more about our clinical trials.

Last Update
September 18, 2014
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Last Update
September 18, 2014
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