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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetic Research Chair Professor of Medicine, Human Genetics, and Clinical and Translational Science Co-Director and Scientific Director, UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
|Richard H. Duerr, MD, holds the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetic Research Chair and is Professor of Medicine, Human Genetics, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the Co-Director and Scientific Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.
Dr. Duerr has been involved in research related to inflammatory bowel disease throughout his career. He leads one of six genetic research centers that comprise the NIH/NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium. His research program has had uninterrupted funding from the NIH, CCFA, and other foundations since 1995. He was recently appointed Associate Chief Scientist, Translational Research on the Leadership Team of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) IBD Plexus research and information exchange platform that will engage academic and industry researchers, IBD patients, and clinicians and other healthcare providers in a partnership to accelerate the science of IBD.
Dr. Duerr is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Human Genetics, and CCFA. He has been an invited lecturer in local, national and international venues, and he has published original inflammatory bowel disease genetics research articles in journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Genetics, American Journal of Human Genetics, and Human Molecular Genetics. He has served on grants review committees for the NIH and CCFA.