Past Grant Recipients 2014

Discovering Novel Treatments

Crohn's and Colitis Canada has provided a number of grants to leading researchers in order to not only help accelerate research focused on the development of treatments, but also to aid in the assessment of these new forms of treatment.

Below you'll find an overview of the researchers that we have supported during their quest to advance treatments for patients living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

2014 Grant Recipients

Dr. Wallace MacNaughton
Dr. Wallace MacNaughton | University of Calgary
Co-investigator: Dr. Paul Beck
Amount: $371,460
Date: 2014-2017
How PAR2 regulates death of epithelial cells that line the intestine and turns off inflammation.

Dr. Andrew Stadnyk
Dr. Andrew Stadnyk | IWK Health Centre
Co-investigator: Dr. Anthony Otley
Amount: $50,000
Date: 2014-2015
An innovative approach to cell therapy for Crohn’s disease.

Dr. Stuart Turvey
Dr. Stuart Turvey | University of British Columbia
Co-investigators: Dr. Laura Sly, and Dr. Hong Yang
Amount: $50,000
Date: 2014-2017
Development of anti-inflammatory nanomedicine for inflammatory bowel 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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