Past Grant Recipients

Getting the Best Care

To improve quality of life for people living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, it is essential to ensure that they receive the best care possible. Supporting research focused on understanding how patient care is currently provided and identifying new ways to provide patient care ties in with our mission of improving the lives of children and adults who are living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Below you'll find an overview of the researchers that we have supported as they work to advance patient care within the Canadian healthcare system.

2014 Grant Recipients

Dr. Eric Benchimol
Dr. Eric Benchimol | Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Co-investigators: Dr. Harminder Singh, Dr. Anthony Otley, Dr. Anne Griffiths, Dr. Geoffrey Nguyen, Dr. Matthew Carroll, and Dr. Alain Bitton
Amount: $369,560
Date: 2014-2017
Describe variation of how and when care is being provided in Canadian children with IBD.

Dr Charles Bernstein
Dr. Charles Bernstein | University of Manitoba
Co-investigators: Dr. Laura Targownik, Dr. Hillary Steinhart, and Dr. John Marshall
Amount: $50,000
Date: 2014-2015
Denosumab for the treatment of Crohn’s disease.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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