Dr. Rubin Disscusses Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Why Your Gut is a Window to Your Overall Health

"Your intestines are the center of the universe." Listen to Dr. Rubin's appearance on WGN Nightside radio discussing the gut microbiome, IBD and other human diseases. You can find the full recording here.

Trial by Data: Chronic Disease & Data

Listen to Dr. Rubin featured on a podcast by Litmus Health, Trial by Data, exploring data-driven technologies and strategies shaping the future of clinical trials. Dr. Rubin talks about the importance of optimism in patient care and his own clinical trial using wearables to determine the effects of activity, sleep, and heart rate on patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Read the full description: https://medium.com/litmus-health-blog/trial-by-data-chronic-diseases-data-bd0ad4d1111b

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Read Dr. Rubin's Comments on New Study Comparing HRQoL of Laparoscopic Ileocaecal Resection and Infliximab Treatment

Surgery an Alternative to Infliximab for Some People With Crohn’s Disease
By Marilynn Larkin

Dr. David Rubin, Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Chicago Medicine, agreed: “For some patients, as difficult as it may seem, a surgical intervention early in their disease will enable better control and, as this study shows, an excellent quality of life later.”

“I often explain to patients that one of the most significant advances in the management of CD has been our ability to prevent it after an expert surgical resection,” he said. “There is more work to be done to better understand which patients would benefit most from this approach. Nonetheless, this study provides us with the information necessary to have informed discussions with our patients about treatment options.”

Read Full Study by Dr. Willem Bemelman here

Congratulations to Donald and Michael!

Congratulations to both Donald and Michael for their successful summer projects!  They presented at the Pritzker Summer Research Program forum yesterday to great reviews.  Michael received an award as well for Overall Excellence in Scientific Quality, Content and Ability to Respond to Questions.

Both also submitted to national meetings- Michael to AIBD and Donald to the DDW.

Proud of both of them and the entire team for their efforts.

On to the next ...