The Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition enjoys a long history of research excellence. Current areas of interest include laser lithotripsy for large bile duct stones, laser applications in the pancreatic and biliary tree, difficult colonic polypectomy, therapy of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), resource utilization for patients with IBD, therapy of hepatitis C and fatty liver disease, post-polypectomy bleeding, strategies for improving endoscopic procedural training, eradication of Barrett’s esophagus and patient education strategies for hepatitis C.