As The McGill IBD Research Group has consistently done since it was founded in 1992, we continue to provide funding to the 4 primary McGill University Health Centre teaching hospitals (Montreal General and Children’s, Royal Victoria and Jewish General Hospitals). This funding enables these institutions to offer services (such as dedicated nurse clinicians) that would otherwise not be available to those who are afflicted by inflammatory bowel disease.
The McGill IBD Research Group also founded the Bruce Kaufman Endowed Chair for IBD Research at McGill University, with Dr. Ernest Seidman as the 1st Chair-holder. By funding this initiative, together with McGill University, our group has successfully competed for large research grants which have been used towards innovative research projects – all related to discovering the cause of IBD, how to prevent IBD, and hopefully, in the near future, a cure! Our past success in fundraising has allowed us to hold several educational events and establish support groups as well.