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An Invitation to Donate

Our research into Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is funded via a number of pathways: grants from the National Institute of Health, pharmaceutical companies, and, particularly gratifying, from our patients and their families. We are very grateful for donations, in any amount, to fund current and future studies on  Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. We encourage you to consider making a donation, perhaps in someone's name, or making us a part of your estate planning. Please visit to make a gift online or learn more about how you can become involved with BIDMC. Thank you very much in advance.

For donations, please contact:
Margaret Sasaki
Senior Major Gifts Officer

Research Study Opportunity

We are currently enrolling patients in a number of studies that examine the causes and treatment of IBD. We typically enroll patients from our practice, but welcome new participants who are interested in our work.

If you would like further information about our clinical studies please call our Research Coordinator, Amanda Ting, at 617-667-0558
We are currently undertaking research in the following areas:

  • Fecal Transplantation for Crohn’s disease
  • Trichuris Suis (pig worm) therapy for Crohn’s disease
  • Purinergic pathways in IBD
  • Qualitative assessment of determinants of mesalamine adherence in IBD
  • Localization of intestinal FDG on PET-CT imaging
  • Molecular predictors of clinical relapse in patients with ulcerative colitis
  • Comparison of disease activity questionnaires in IBD and functional GI diseases
  • Long-term registry studies of Certolizumab, Adalimumab and Natalizumab
  • Prevention of post-operative Crohn's disease
  • Impact of colonoscopy prep on risk of disease exacerbation in patients with IBD
  • Defining the genetic architecture of IBD in Ashkenazi Jewish populations
  • Outcomes of abscesses in Crohn's disease
  • Do colonscopies cause flares of IBD? A prospective trial
  • In vitro fertilization and IBD
  • 30-day re-admission rates in gastroenterology
  • Methods of obstetric delivery in IBD
  • Quality of evidence and conflict of interest for gastroenterology practice guidelines
  • Diabetes and IBD
  • Use of abdominal imaging in IBD patients in the emergency room

Our clinical staff collaborates with scientists within Boston, and around the world.

Our Thanks and Appreciation

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to those organizations and individuals who have provided financial support to our research endeavors:

  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • Larry Marks & Toby Axelrod
  • National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive Diseases (NIDDK)
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • SQI Diagnostics

In particular, we offer a special thank you to the many individuals who have made charitable donations to the IBD Center from their own personal resources.

Contact Information

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Digestive Disease Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215