Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Four UCLA Researchers in IBD

Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Four UCLA Researchers in IBD
Four UCLA researchers conducting early-stage research into inflammatory bowel disease have received four three-year grants totaling $1.2 million from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The grants bring to more than $7 million the foundation’s support for UCLA’s IBD Research Center. The recipients are:
  • Dr. Hon Wai Koon, an associate professor of medicine. He will test a bacteria-fighting peptide, or protein component, that could help ease intestinal scarring, a common complication of IBD that there are no effective treatments for.
  • Dr. Jill May Hoffman, an assistant profess
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