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Improving Health From The Inside Out

The Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute was established in 2008 replacing McMaster University’s Intestinal Disease Research Program that had been in existence since 1984.  The Institute’s vision is to better understand and treat, and ultimately cure, the most common categories of intestinal illness that burden our society: inflammatory, functional and diet-induced disorders. The Institute pursues its vision by adopting an integrated multidisciplinary approach that encompasses bench-to-bedside research and involves close collaborations between clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists.  The vision also mandates the provision of the best possible experience that will enable our trainees to pursue successful careers in the academic and private sectors.  Knowledge translation is a key aspect of our vision, serving to inform the public of advances in our understanding of digestive diseases, and to increase awareness of the burden of these diseases on our society.

 

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  • Farncombe Institute Researchers Win SSCD Investigator Award

    Congratulations Drs. Premysl Bercik and Maria Ines Pinto Sanchez on receiving the Society for the Study of Celiac Disease Investigator Award.  This award was made possible with the support of the Nestle Research Center. The Award is intended to support a research project on a basic, translational, or clinical topic related to the investigation of NCG/WS pathophysiology, distinct clinical characteristics, implications of gut microbiota, epithelial barrier and/or innate immunity.
  • Upcoming conference: Celiac Disease, Now and the Future

    This conference, hosted by Columbia University Medical Centre, will feature Dr. Ines Pinto and Dr. Elena Verdu as speakers and present a unique opportunity to bring together those interested in the development of non-dietary therapies for celiac disease. Find more information here.
  • Dr. Verdu achieves promotion to the rank of full professor

    Dr. Elena Verdu studies the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory disorders such as celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. She investigates dietary-bacterial interactions and how this impacts the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal disease, with the view to develop novel therapeutic strategies for these disorders. Effective July 1st 2018 Dr. Verdu will be promoted to full professor. Congratulations Elena!
  • Dr. Premysl Bercik recieves the CAG Visiting Research Professorship 2018

    The Canadian Association of Gastroenterologists Visiting Research Professorship is offered to a member of CAG who is a proven teacher and an outstanding researcher.
  • Dr. Paul Moayyedi receives the CAG Research Excellence Award 2018

    The Canadian Association of Gastroenterologists Research Excellence Award is awarded to a member of the CAG who has made an outstanding contribution to gastroenterology through basic and/or clinical research.
  • BASEF fair winner thanks the Farncombe

    Liam McGrath wrote us a kind note thanking us for support of this year’s BASEF science fair. Here’s an excerpt from his letter: “BASEF was a wonderful experience for me! I really enjoyed meeting all the other contestants…and explaining the results of my project. Thank you again for your support. You helped make BASEF a huge success! I hope you continue to support youth science in the future” Congratulations again Liam!