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Research partnership to focus on inflammatory bowel disease


Toronto, ON, and Edmonton, AB – The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) and the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) say they have signed a partnership agreement aimed at stepping up research on inflammatory bowel disease.

The agreement will enable support of more doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of inflammatory bowel research. CCFC and AHFMR are teaming up to offer four training awards over the next two years. The awards are intended to attract high quality students and fellows to Alberta.

The stipend for doctoral training awards is $20,000. Postdoctoral fellowships stipends range from $35,000 for new PhD graduates to $45,000 for health professionals.

“Alberta has been a magnet for researchers joining stellar research groups that have advanced both basic and clinical science underlying Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis nationally and internationally. CCFC’s mission is to find cures for these diseases and we are confident that this new partnership will help make progress in this direction,” adds Dr Kevin Glasgow, CCFC CEO.