About Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation
The Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation (GIRF) is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to raising funds to help promote ongoing gastroenterologic research. Gastroenterology is the study of the digestive system and the disorders that affect the digestive tract. Established in 1962, the foundation has a registry and provides information to interested individuals. The foundation also conducts two seminars on gastro-intestinal health issues each year. These seminars are free and open to the public. The foundation has a variety of educational materials including a regular newsletter and produces brochures on inflammatory bowel disease and women’s health issues relating to gastro-intestinal conditions.