In celebration of World IBD Day, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) is proud to announce Canada’s first endowed chair in ulcerative colitis research.
Established at McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, one of the world’s top 10 research programs in digestive health research, this $3.5 million endowment will shed light onto a disease that impacts more than 100,000 Canadians, and millions more worldwide.
This new position has attracted a world-class scientist as its first holder. Dr. Walter Reinisch is a clinician scientist and currently an associate professor of gastroenterology at the Medical University of Vienna in his native Austria. After final approvals the position will be named the Audrey Campbell chair in Ulcerative Colitis at McMaster University.
Dr. Kevin Glasgow, CEO of the CCFC, said at a May 15th announcement, that the new position is being established because medical research is the only hope for finding cures and better treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.
Dr. Walter Reinisch is a clinician scientist and currently
professor of gastroenterology at the Medical University of Vienna
Glasgow added: “CCFC is particularly proud to partner with McMaster to unveil this unique Chair during May. Sunday, May 19 is World IBD Day and the impact of this important investment in ulcerative colitis research is really global in scope and relevance.