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GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology Unit

The GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology Unit is currently engaged in clinical, translational and device research. Our translational research is specifically designed to help improve health outcomes by applying biological sciences and clinical trial techniques to critical health care issues. Translational 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. We focus on completing safe and efficient research by putting patient needs first. Our faculty dedicate time to educating patients on every aspect of research, from insurance coverage to side effects and time commitments. The GI Motility Unit also has 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 team is comprised of experts from multiple disciplines across the IU School of Medicine from GI Specialists to neurology and genetics focused faculty.
Current Studies

Current Studies

The unit is engaged in clinical, translational and device research, focusing on the areas of gastroparesis, eosinophilic esophagitis and more. If you are interested in learning more about GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology research at IU School of Medicine, an IU physician and our research staff are happy to help answer any questions or discuss any concerns that you may have.

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Learn more about how research involving motility faculty is helping to treat gut disorders by reading about the SPARC Program