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Indiana Center for Liver Research

The Indiana Center for Liver Research at Indiana University School of Medicine fosters scientific connection and collaboration among investigators in the field of liver pathobiology. Many of the center’s labs are based at the Richard L. Roudebush Indianapolis VA Medical Center; these facilities conduct critical research in partnership with other physicians, scientists and trainees at IU School of Medicine and around the world.

Led by Gianfranco Alpini, PhD, the Indiana Center for Liver Research focuses on delivering high-quality research on cholestatic liver diseases, hepatocellular carcinoma, alcohol-induced liver damage and non-alcoholic liver damage. These devastating liver diseases target thousands of Americans each year inducing fibrosis, cirrhosis, liver failure and, ultimately, liver transplantation.

Support Liver Research

Generous donors can support liver research in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine at IU School of Medicine. Interested donors can contact the Office of Gift Development to explore ways to give.

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Investigators in the Indiana Center for Liver Research conduct extensive studies that are both laboratory-based and patient-focused, with robust funding from agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.