Department of Medicine

GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology Research

The GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology Unit at Indiana University School of Medicine is engaged in clinical, translational and device research.

Translational Research

Translational research is focused on improving health outcomes by applying biological sciences and clinical trial techniques to critical health care issues. This research takes place on several fronts. Researchers are working to map the stomach’s neural circuitry for stimulation; investigating the smooth muscle cell signaling pathway in patients with gastroparesis and small bowel dysmotility; using non-invasive vagal nerve testing to monitor the effects of gastric electrical stimulation and exploring sequencing of small bowel microbiomes.

Clinical Research

This team of investigators conduct safe and efficient research by putting patient needs first. Faculty dedicate time to educating patients on every aspect of research, from insurance coverage to side effects and time commitments.

Device Research

The GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology Unit is conducting collaborative research with the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at Indiana University School of Medicine and with the Center of Implantable Devices at the Purdue University School of Biomedical Engineering.

Diverse Faculty

Diverse Faculty

The GI Motility and Neurogastoenterology research team is comprised of experts from multiple disciplines at IU School of Medicine.
Current Studies

Current Studies

IU School of Medicine is conducting many active clinical trials as part of its GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology research work.

Active Research

The GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology Unit at IU School of Medicine is engaged in clinical, translational and device research, exploring gastgroparesis, eisinophulic esophagitis and other critical areas of medicine. This team of investigators within the Department of Medicine collaborates with the school’s Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology as well as the Center of Implantable Devices at Purdue University’s School of Biomedical Engineering.