About Us

The Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Center (DDRCC) is a cross-institutional and multi-disciplinary program between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Cleveland Clinic Foundation. The center’s two major themes are digestive inflammation and metabolism, both of which represent well-established areas of collaborative investigation at CWRU.

The mission of the Cleveland DDRCC is to integrate, coordinate, and foster interdisciplinary research in digestive diseases by Center investigators with active, innovative, and high-quality research programs that relate to the common themes of the Center (i.e., Digestive Inflammation/Tumorigenesis and Liver Disease/Metabolism).  In fulfilling this mission, our goal is to provide the capability for accomplishments in digestive diseases research greater than those that would be possible by individual research grant support alone, and to establish the Cleveland DDRCC as a national model for excellence and highly innovative research in digestive diseases.

The DDRCC aims to enhance the basic research capabilities of center investigators and develop and implement programs to support independent development of young investigators in digestive inflammation and metabolism research. The DDRCC also seeks to attract established investigators who are not currently involved in digestive disease research to apply their expertise to this important area and help translate basic research discoveries to the clinical arena.

The Cleveland DDRCC is focused on what produces the digestive diseases that affect millions of people in the U.S., such as inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis, metabolic syndromes and obesity.

We accomplish these goals through our four cores:

Learn more about each core's role

Remember to acknowledge the use of the core facility in all publications by stating:
“This project was supported in part by the Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Center,  NIH P30 DK097948 .”