IBD Crowdfunding at WellSpringboard to Explore Factors Predicting Flares

IBD Crowdfunding at WellSpringboard to Explore Factors Predicting Flares
The University of Michigan has taken crowdfunding one step closer to its researchers and the general public. A platform called WellSpringboard allows the public to pitch research ideas, and once a U-M researcher picks up the ball, it's the public’s turn to donate online. The initiative is likely to bring research closer to the people engaged in scientific questions. "This is a great way to get together as a community to address what our patients are passionate about," said Dr. Peter Higgins, one of the first scientists to convert an idea from WellSpringboard to a research proposal. Higgins is a gastroenterologist working to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (
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