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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Ottawa Sun: Finding Crohn’s cure a family affair

Published in the Ottawa Sun, “Finding Crohn’s cure a family affair” is the story of Sherry Pang and her life long struggle with the debilitating symptoms of Crohn’s disease. She has two healthy sons, Jake and Jesse, who participate in the GEM Project in hopes of eventually finding a cure for the disease. Ottawa Sun:…

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A GEM of a Study

This article, written by the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation features the GEM project National Director, Ken Croitoru and Dr. George Tolomiczenko, Executive Director of Research & Scientific Liaison, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC). They describe the goals and the reasoning behind the study. It also features Jordan Duarte, a participant who discusses what it…

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Inside Toronto: Girl hopes study will help cure mom’s disease

The article published in Inside Toronto describes the story of fourteen year old Amanda Ponziano who has had to watch her mother suffer with symptoms of Crohn’s disease. She has enrolled in the study in the hopes of helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease. Inside Toronto: Girl hopes study will help cure mom’s…

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Breakfast Television Interview with Dr. Anthony Otley from the IWK

Dr. Otley, a Gastroenterologist at Halifax’s IWK Health Centre, was joined on ATV’s Breakfast television by 16-year-old Crohn’s patient, Shelby Beals, and her mother Kim who are strong supporters of the GEM project. Shelby was diagnosed with the disease six years ago, and despite two difficult years with tube feeding, she and her family have…

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