The program's faculty members have varied research interests and are committed mentors. The mentor-mentee relationship provides the fellows with support to develop their own academic interests and research expertise. Some of the faculty's major areas of interest include:
- Clinical, basic and translational research in inflammatory bowel disease
- Clinical, basic and translational research in liver disease and liver transplantation
- Nutritional eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders
- Novel drug clinical trials
To ensure a meaningful research experience, 18 months are focused on the fellows' research activity, making this a fundamental part of the training. During the first six months of fellowship, the fellow will be encouraged to identify a particular scientific area of interest and a mentor. The second and third year's schedules are set up to allow the fellow to focus on the research project, while maintaining a minimum time for clinical activities to insure continued knowledge in the management of GI and liver diseases. Fellows will present at academic fora and submit manuscripts for publication.