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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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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