Connecticut Children’s Receives Seven-Figure Gift to Create a Gastroenterology Endowed Chair

Categories: Donor Story, Gastroenterology, Partners in Caring
Thanks to an extraordinarily generous seven-figure gift from the Mandell-Braunstein family, the Gastroenterology Division at Connecticut Children’s has established the Mandell-Braunstein Family Endowed Chair for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The chair will initially be held by Jeffrey Hyams, MD, the Division Head of Gastroenterology and Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. Hyams …

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Crohn’s Disease and the Need for Continued Research

Categories: Gastroenterology, Patient Families
Miriam is finally making progress managing her illness thanks to Connecticut Children's Division of Gastroenterology
Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease, a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), can range from mild to severe. Symptoms usually develop gradually, but can come on suddenly without warning. While Crohn’s sufferers may experience periods of remission, when it’s active, they know it. Symptoms can run the gamut from diarrhea, fever and fatigue to …

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