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    Dr. Ellen Li, MD, PhD Stony Brook University School of Medicine

    in Motivation

    Crohn’s disease may affect as many as 700,000 Americans. Men and Women are equally likely to be affected, and while the disease can occur at any age, Crohn's is more prevalent among adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 35.

    Ulcerative colitis may affect as many as 700,000 Americans. Men and Women are equally likely to be affected, and most people are diagnosed in their mid-30s. The disease can occur at any age and older men are more likely to be diagnosed than older women

    What is being done to research and find the cause of these diseases? For that we ask Dr. Ellen Li.

    Dr. Ellen Li, MD, PhD, a gastroenterologist and research scientist, is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Li oversees the clinical, research and training of a Division that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver.

    Dr. Li’s major research interest is on defining the role of the gut microbiome in digestive diseases, particularly inflammatory bowel diseases, colon cancer, and functional GI disorders (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome). Since coming to Stony Brook in 2009, Ellen has launched an interdepartmental Digestive Diseases Biobanking Core, with the generous support of the Simons Foundation, that will provide an infrastructure that encourages collaborations between clinicians and basic scientists in conducting clinical translational research.She is the author of 77 peer-reviewed articles and several chapters in the Textbook of Gastroenterology. 

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  • 00:20

    Biobanking: challenges, security & collaboration

    in Science

    Pharma IQ is joined by Mark Divers, head of the biobank at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden to discuss some of the prevalent aspects in this growing field, from international partnerships to standardizing protocol. He will be one of the experts on our speaker panel at Global Biobanking 2010, Sept 28-29, London. For more information and to register your attendance, visit www.globalbiobanking.com.

  • 02:05

    Kelly Hills, Mona Gable, Amanda Wilson • DNA: Privacy, Security, Public Health

    in Science

    Hr 1: Kelly hosts journalist Mona Gable, author of Blood Brother: The Gene That Rocked My Family; about genetic testing, the discovery of her brother’s Huntington’s diagnosis and the subsequen choices faced by her family. Gable writes about women's issues, health, travel. Also, Arctic explorer, wannabe scientist.
    Hr 2: Kelly hosts freelance writer Amanda Wilson about Sequenced in the U.S.A.: A Desperate Town Hands Over Its DNA and Mining Your Genetic Data for Profit: The Dark Side of Biobanking.
    @IPSNews & @UPI_Next alum, contributor to Urban Scrawl DC 
    A professional editor and writer in the medical sciences and humanities, Kelly Hills’ ethics-focused commentaries appear in The Guardian, Women’s Bioethics Blog, Nature Medicine and other venues. 
    Follow @Rocza @MonaLGable @AmandaMCWilson