Research

The pediatric gastroenterology division at Hasbro Children's Hospital is a research center for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Registry.

The Pediatric IBD Collaborative Research Group (PIBD CRG) formed the IBD Registry to gather demographics, clinical and laboratory information, as well as responsiveness to treatment data on children newly diagnosed with IBD.

Twenty-one centers throughout the United States and Canada have enrolled more than 600 children to participate in the study. This prospective, observational research program will examine treatments and quality-of-life outcomes to gain a better understanding of how these issues impact children newly diagnosed with IBD.

In 2006, we were named the best new site for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Registry.

Recently Published Research

(Links below are in PDF format.)

Ongoing Research Studies

The division is currently involved in a number of ongoing research studies concerning inflammatory bowel disease, gastro-esophageal reflux and other GI areas.

Research Project Principal Investigators
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Collaborative Registry Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD
Outcomes of Steroid Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD
Sibling Support and Outcome in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Debra Lobato Barrera, PhD
Stress and Immunology in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Jack Nassau, PhD
Gastro-esophageal Reflux in Premature Infants Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD
David Kawatu, MD
Statewide Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry Collaboration: Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD and Massachusetts General Hospital
Eating Disorders and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Debra Lobato Barrera, PhD
Meredith Brent, PhD
Gene-Nutrient Interaction in the Intestine Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD
HDAC Inhibitors in Regulation of CFTR Expression Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD
Significance of Upper GI Pathology in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Neal LeLeiko, MD, PhD
Parenting Correlates of Weight Loss Linda Shalon, MD
Statewide Hepatitis C Registry Ezequiel Neimark, MD
Sibling Support and Recurrent Abdominal Pain Debra Lobato Barrera, PhD