Montreal-led international research group awarded $ 1.8 million for research on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Dr. John D. Rioux, researcher at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Université de Montréal, has been awarded
$ 1.8M from the prestigious US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of his research of the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) known as Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), affecting 1 in 150 Canadians. This grant will be used both for the recruitment of patients with IBD and for the identification of key genetic risk factors for IBD.