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Dr Sharmili Balarajah is a Specialty Trainee Gastroenterology with research interests in how ethnicity impacts the treatment of IBD. She is currently working on her Bowel Research UK grant on this topic.
The investigators in this study will examine the clinical details of >34,000 patients from a nationwide database, to identify patterns of disease in ethnically distinct populations and to look at how these populations respond to different IBD treatments. This has not been previously investigated.
They will also explore signals in the blood that could be used to develop non-invasive tests to characterise someone’s IBD and pave the way for personalised treatment.
Learn more about Dr Balarajah’s research here: www.bowelresearchuk.org/research-hub/the-impact-of-ethnicity-on-inflammatory-bowel-disease/
Want to learn about Eric’s experiences of bowel disease? Follow this link to watch his story: www.bowelresearchuk.org/auguts-stories/eric-and-madusha/