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GI Motility and Neurogastroenterology Research

The unit is engaged in clinical, translational and device research, focusing on the areas of gastgroparesis, eisinophulic esophagitis and more.

Collaborative research with the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at Indiana University and the Center of Implantable Devices at Purdue University’s School of Biomedical Engineering.

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.

The unit is currently engaged in several studies