March Researcher: Dr. Barbara Jung

Barbara Jung

Community Research Summary:

Colon cancer: Why do African Americans have an increased risk?

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Illinois Cancer Center




Dr. Jung is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology division of the department of Medicine. She has been a practicing Gastroenterologist since 2004 with a focus in hereditary GI diseases and high risk colorectal cancer. Her research focuses on mechanisms of GI epithelial cell growth and migration in cancer.

She received her MD from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. Her medical residency and Gastroenterology fellowship training was completed at the University of California in San Diego. She joined the UIC faculty in 2013.