Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease Observational Studies

If you are looking for observational studies for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis you have come to the right place! As researchers, our goal is to discover new therapies and information about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), but most importantly, provide an alternate therapy that helps YOU. We welcome you to the IBD Research Team and encourage you to look at the studies below that you may qualify for. We will update this site periodically, so keep checking this page for new studies. If you have ANY questions or are interested in participating please feel free to call (734) 615-4843 or e-mail higginsSCteam@umich.edu We hope to hear from you soon!


Biofire

Study Coordinator: Kaicey Dettmann

To determine if intestinal infections are associated with flares of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea.


Databank

Study Coordinator: Zack Bearinger

Collect various samples from healthy volunteers and those with IBD.


FitBit Steroid Taper

Study Coordinator: Tasneem Tweel

Track the outcomes of steroid tapers with the use of a FitBit wristband. The FitBit will monitor activity levels, sleep, and heart rate in order to predict the outcomes of steroid tapers and predict future flares. Patients who are tapering off prednisone and have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease are eligible to participate.


PASS

Study Coordinator: Tasneem Tweel

To learn more about long-term use and safety of vedolizumab used in IBD treatment.


Sparc

Study Coordinator: Zack Bearinger

Identify new tests to predict who will respond to what treatment.


Target

Study Coordinator: Kaicey Dettmann

5-year study of adult and pediatric populations to specifically address clinical questions that remain unanswered from registration trials.


3D Printed Custom Ostomy Wafers

Study Coordinator: Tasneem Tweel

To improve the quality and design of traditional ostomy wafers by 3D printing customized silicon wafers for patients. Patients with ostomies are eligible to participate.