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Driven to improve the lives of children with IBD and celiac disease, Stanford welcomes families to the new Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Celiac Disease. The center aims to become a destination in pediatric IBD and celiac disease care, as well as a major research hub.

The launch of the new center is thanks to a transformational $70 million gift from an anonymous donor. This is one of the largest gifts ever made to combat pediatric IBD and celiac disease in the nation. It will help bring together a team of pediatric specialists including clinicians, researchers, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and social workers. They will provide care to children with the least severe to the most complex cases of IBD and celiac disease.

The gift also funds researchers working to unravel the root causes of IBD and celiac disease, and develop the treatments of tomorrow. Led by Michael J. Rosen, MD, MSCI, a dedicated IBD and celiac disease research team will leverage Stanford’s expertise across a variety of fields.

“Our close, collaborative work with expert clinical immunologists and geneticists will lead to safer and more effective treatments personalized to each child,” says Rosen, who is also the Stanford University Endowed Professor for Pediatric IBD and Celiac Disease. “For families and children suffering from IBD and celiac disease—conditions that require comprehensive, long-term care—the center provides hope for a brighter future.”

To learn how you can support IBD and celiac disease care and research, contact Michael Tomura at or (650) 721-9347.