The Midwest Digestive Diseases Research Core Center (DDRCC) Alliance was established in 2012 with the goal of bringing together 6 institutions in close proximity to catalyze digestive disease research by sharing resources and fostering collaboration among center investigators. The six centers include:

The development of the Midwest DDRCC Alliance has enabled regular interaction among Center leaders and investigators, with annual meetings scheduled as a scientific symposium and in conjunction with the annual DDRCC Directors’ meeting with NIDDK Leaders. The annual scientific symposium rotates among the Centers, with a major focus on providing a forum for Pilot and Feasibility Awardees to present their research data with the goals to:

  1. Receive prompt feedback and suggestions on scientific rigor, relevance, experimental approach, and career development from Center PIs
  2. Share information on new technologies and Core services
  3. Explore new collaborations