The GEM Project Renewal in the News!

In May 2018, the GEM Project was officially renewed for it’s Impact Phase. Supported by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the GEM Project will be vaildating current and newly discovered biomarkers that precede and predict the onset of Crohn’s disease. For the full announcement and coverage,…

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The GEM Project expands to Europe

As of Jan 01, 2015, the GEM Project has expanded recruitment efforts to include the United Kingdom. Lille University Hospital in Scotland will serve as the regional hub to coordinator recruitment efforts throughout the U.K. To learn more, please visit this link to read an article about the GEM Project expansion efforts

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The GEM Project was recently highlighted in the media, making an appearance on TV, in newspapers, and on the radio!

Appearing on Global News Halifax, Dr. Anthony Otley, GEM Project Site Director at IWK Health Centre in Halifax, discusses the GEM Project. The article focuses on a Fall River family’s participation in the project. The news article written by Julia Wong, titled “Fall River family hopes study helps prevent children from getting debilitating disease” features…

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The GEM Project appears on Tonight Newspaper

Following the announcement for the new funding by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the GEM Project appeared in Tonight Newspaper. The article titled, “Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and Helmsley Charitable Trust Announce Largest-Ever Investment in Crohn’s Disease Research in Canada” discusses the event held at Mount Sinai Hospital and the new…

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Dr. Gil Kaplan, GEM Project Site Director appears on Global News Toronto

Appearing on Global News Toronto, Dr. Gil Kaplan, GEM Project Site Director at the University of Calgary research site discusses the new funding and the potential it holds for Crohn’s disease research. The news article written by David Boushy and Tamara Elliott, titled “Crohn’s study gets major funding boost” features a video of Dr. Kaplan.…

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The GEM Project appears on CTV News Calgary

Another article that highlights the GEM Project in Calgary appeared on CTV News Calgary. The article written by Karen Owen is titled “Researching Crohn’s disease” and discusses the genetic predisposition of developing Crohn’s disease. The article also talks about a family that is enrolled in the GEM Project and how they hope to help find…

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The GEM Project was featured in the Vancouver Sun

The GEM Project was featured in the Vancouver Sun in an article titled, “Crohn’s disease hits kids with family roots in South Asia” written by Erin Ellis. The article discusses how the GEM Project is exploring the environmental causes, among other factors, of Crohn’s disease in Canada given that grandchildren of immigrants in Canada are…

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and Helmsley Charitable Trust Announce Largest-Ever Investment in Crohn’s Disease Research in Canada

TORONTO – April 2nd, 2014 – Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust today announced the largest-ever funding commitment to Crohn’s disease research in Canada.  The funds will support the Genetics, Environmental, Microbial (GEM) Project, a Canadian-led international research study investigating the causes of Crohn’s disease. The $10…

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The Microbiome Network

The principal investigator of the GEM Project, Dr. Ken Croitoru was highlighted by both the Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto bulletins as one of the leads of the CFI funded Host Microbiome Network. Click on the link below to read more…

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