The research arm of the Lustgarten Center for GI Motility has distinct advantages in studying gastrointestinatal (GI) motility disorders.
The Center can leverage the knowledge amassed by the Hospital’s large clinical population, which provides an extensive source of data. In fact, CHOP has the largest pediatric clinical treatment program in the nation.
Second, because we treat children from around the world, CHOP is less susceptible to population biases in its patients, which makes our research more generally applicable.
Furthermore, having the world’s preeminent multidisciplinary functional GI disorders program at CHOP makes our reach greater still.
As the home of the Center for Applied Genomics (CAG), the largest pediatric genotyping facility in the world, CHOP is uniquely positioned to create resources like DNA banks, tissue banks and database repositories to propel research forward in the U.S. and around the world.
For example, one of the most promising avenues for novel treatments of functional GI and motility disorders is the use of stem cell therapy.
To learn more about the Lustgarten Center for GI Motility or to schedule an appointment, please call 215-590-1678.
Reviewed by: Lustgarten Center for GI Motility team
Date: February 2013