Our mission is to improve the quality of life for BIPOC who are affected by IBD, Digestive Disorders and associated Chronic Illnesses; through Community, Research, Education, and Advocacy.

2023 Born to Be a Star Research Soiree


November 4, 2023 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm EDT

Born to Be a Star Research Soiree raises funds to expand research and advance science and medicine for equitable patient care in digestive disease spaces. We will be announcing our Research Award recipients that evening and sharing why your commitment to health equity will create better health outcomes for us all. We can’t do it alone, we must do it together.

As stated in one of our research reports, “Historically, IBD was thought to be a disease that affects a majority white population, however, IBD prevalence rates continue to rapidly rise globally, with the fastest rates of rise in non-white populations. Despite the changing landscape of IBD prevalence in ethnic minorities, there is a deficiency in data on racial and ethnic variations in IBD phenotypes, presentation, response to therapy and outcomes.” 

Join us for a night of Awards & Celebration in honor of moving the health equity needle forward.

Soiree Schedule

Soiree Schedule

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Soiree Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Soiree Program, Dinner, and Live Auction

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM: Soiree Celebration

Reserve A Room



Call: 202-661-2400 

Email: reservations@thehotelwashington.com or go to: https://www.thehotelwashington.com/ to book a room directly.

Guests are subject to the best available rate upon booking.

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

Individual Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond Sponsor

One table for up to Ten (10) guests Written recognition as a Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Seating for up to Four (4) Written recognition as a Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Seating for up to Two (2) Written recognition as a Gold Sponsor

Individual Sponsorships can be purchased HERE.








Company Sponsorship Opportunities

View the Sponsorship Prospectus Below or CLICK HERE.

2022 Funded Research Updates

2022 Funded Research Updates

Isolation of yeast that colonize fistulae in Black Crohn’s disease patients.

  • Thaddeus Stappenbeck
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • $50,000

IBD Phenotypes And Outcomes in Black And Latinx Patients: A Multicenter Longitudinal Study

  • Florence-Damilola Odufalu
  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • $50,000


2022 Born To Be A Star Highlights

2022 Born To Be A Star Highlights

2022 Sponsors

2022 Sponsors

Research Foundation Sponsor

Research Changemaker Sponsor

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