Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Receives $5 Million Donation to Fund IBD Research

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Receives $5 Million Donation to Fund IBD Research
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation has received $5 million from the Litwin family to fund research on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The grant, funded through Litwin IBD Pioneers, will finance studies on the causes, treatments and possible cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). Formerly known as the Broad Medical Research Program, the initiative was renamed to honor Leonard Litwin, a pioneer supporter of IBD research in New York who died last April at the age of 102. Litwin IBD Pioneers aims to support researchers who pursue all possible opportunities for therapeutic targets, including novel, out-of-the-box ideas. The international program is open to scientists and investigators from other disciplines new to the IBD field, in an effort to promote interdisciplinary research. "In order to make strides toward finding IBD cures, we must fund the highest quality innovative research possible," Michael Osso, president and CEO of the New York-based Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, said in a press release. "We are so grateful to the Litwin family for their most generous gift that will allow us to continue supporting novel research projects from a variety of disciplines around the globe. Litwin IBD Pi
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