Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Mezzanine Level,
C-Wing-PUH
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 648-9115

Richard H. Duerr, MD

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetic Research Chair

Professor of Medicine, Human Genetics, and Clinical and Translational Science

Co-Director and Scientific Director, UPMC Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Office: S704 Biomedical Science Tower
3500 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
 
Phone: 412-648-9497
Fax: 412-383-8864
E-mail: duerr@pitt.edu

Education
BS, University of Minnesota - Duluth, 1979
MD, University of Minnesota, 1983

Training
Training Program in Internal Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, 1986
Integrated Training Program in Digestive Diseases, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Inflammatory bowel disease genetics
Relationship between inflammatory bowel disease-associated genetic variants and Th17 gene expression traits
 

Profile
Dr. Duerr is an inflammatory bowel disease researcher and clinician. He leads one of six genetic research centers that comprise the NIH/NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium. His research program has had uninterrupted funding from the NIH, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), and/or other foundations since 1995.

Dr. Duerr is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Human Genetics, and the CCFA. He has been an invited lecturer in local, national and international venues, and he has published original inflammatory bowel disease genetics research articles in journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Genetics, American Journal of Human Genetics, and Human Molecular Genetics. He has served on grants review committees for the NIH and CCFA, and he chaired the genetics subcommittee that generated a new set of research priorities for the CCFA in 2007.

Recent Grants
Title: R01CA141743-01S1. Replication of association signals identified in ulcerative colitis GWAS.
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH/NCI
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2013
Title: R01CA141743. Replication of association signals identified in ulcerative colitis GWAS.
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH/NCI
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2013
Title: U01DK062420. NIDDK IBD Genetics Consortium Genetic Research Center.
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH/NIDDK
Start Year: 2002
End Year: 2017

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