Postgraduate Course

Clostridium difficile: Are We Making Progress?

Saturday, October 6
2:05 PM - 2:25 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom 2-3 (level 400)

Category: Functional Bowel Disease

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Jessica R. Allegretti

Director, Clinical Trials
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, US

Dr. Jessica Allegretti graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, FL. She was trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and completed her gastroenterology fellowship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She later went on to receive a Masters of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Currently she is an attending gastroenterologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Crohn’s and Colitis Center, where she also serves as the center’s Director of Clinical Trials. In addition, Dr. Allegretti is the Director of the Fecal Microbiota Transplant program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is currently leading several clinical trials investigating the use of fecal transplantation in several chronic diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and obesity. Additionally, Dr. Allegretti’s lab focuses on investigating the mechanisms of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections with a particular interest in bile acid metabolism.

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