Navigation Links
UCB and Crohn's Disease Working Group Award $175,000 in Research Grants to Gastroenterology Fellows
Date:6/1/2009

CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, Inc. and the Crohn's Disease Working Group (CDWG) today announced the four recipients of the 2009 Research Awards in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) for Gastroenterology (GI) Fellows, who each will receive a one-year research grant for their original clinical or basic research, totaling $175,000 for all four grants. The recipients were selected by the CDWG Steering Committee and the awards were funded by a grant from UCB. A reception honoring the recipients is being held at the 2009 Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago.

"This award is tremendously important in supporting the gastroenterology community and furthering critical IBD research at a time when other funding sources are increasingly limited," said Scott Plevy, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology at the UNC School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and member of the CDWG steering committee. "The award was created to support young physician-scientists at a crucial time in their training, foster enthusiasm, drive interest in the field and ultimately pave the way for better patient care."

The Research Awards in Inflammatory Bowel Disease for GI Fellows was established in December 2008. Recipients of awards were considered based on the novelty, feasibility and significance of their proposals, as well as their commitment to an academic career, the record and commitment of their mentor and the institutional and research environment. The 2009 recipients include:

Vera Kandror Denmark, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Rebecca Scherr, Emory University School of Medicine

Joel Pekow, University of Chicago

Tasneem Ahmed, Cleveland Clinic

"UCB is committed to providing meaningful medicines, resources and programs to people on the front lines of treating inflammatory bowel disease," said Olav Hellebo, UCB's President of Immunology Operations. "We are thrilled to support the efforts of emerging gastroenterology thought leaders and to contribute to exciting new research in IBD."

About Crohn's Disease Working Group (CDWG)

The mission of the Crohn's Disease Working Group (CDWG) is to provide a forum for the education of healthcare professionals through the development and exchange of high-quality evidence-based materials which are easily accessible and which aim to improve the quality-of-life of patients with Crohn's disease.

About UCB

UCB, Brussels, Belgium (www.ucb.com) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of innovative medicines with a focus on the fields of central nervous system and immunology disorders. Employing approximately 10 000 people in over 40 countries, UCB generated revenue of EUR 3.6 billion in 2008. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current plans, estimates and beliefs of management. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those that may be implied by such forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Important factors that could result in such differences include: changes in general economic, business and competitive conditions, effects of future judicial decisions, changes in regulation, exchange rate fluctuations and hiring and retention of its employees.


'/>"/>
SOURCE UCB, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Zeus to Present at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago
2. Boston Scientifics SpyGlass(R) Direct Visualization System Featured in Broad Range of Clinical Studies at Upcoming Digestive Disease Week(R)
3. Poxel SAS Set up to Find Innovative Solutions for Metabolic Diseases Management
4. Lexicon to Present Clinical Data for LX1031 and LX1032 at Digestive Disease Week
5. China-Biotics, Inc. to Attend Digestive Disease Week 2009
6. Thomson Reuters Makes Disease Briefing on Influenza Covering H1N1 (Swine Flu) Publicly Available
7. ChemoCentryxs Traficet-EN(TM) Phase II/III Induction Phase Data in Crohns Disease to be Featured in Oral Presentation at 2009 Digestive Disease Week
8. Campaign to Increase the Awareness and Understanding of Lou Gehrigs Disease Reaches 22 U.S. States
9. The Institut Pasteur and Merieux Alliance Take First Step Towards a Long-Term Research Partnership in the Field of Infectious Diseases
10. deCODE Study Shows Complex Interplay of the Human Biological Clock With Height, Weight and Disease
11. Transgenomic and Power3 Medical Introduce NuroPro(R) Tests for Alzheimers and Parkinsons Diseases at AAN Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/11/2017)... BioMarketing, a leading provider of patient support solutions, has announced ... network, which will launch this week. The VMS CNEs will ... to enhance the patient care experience by delivering peer-to-peer education ... professionals to help women who have been diagnosed and are ... ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Florida (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to SBT-100, its novel anti-STAT3 ... for the treatment of osteosarcoma. SBT-100 is able to cross the cell membrane ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... Dr. Bob Harman, founder and CEO of ... Club. The event entitled “Stem Cells and Their Regenerative Powers,” was ... Dr. Harman, DVM, MPVM was joined by two human doctors: Peter B. Hanson, M.D., ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... The Pittcon Program ... honoring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and ... 2018, the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science, which will be ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/18/2017)... 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global expert in SoC-based imaging ... server, the M820, which features the company,s hybrid codec technology. A ... Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during the upcoming Medtec Japan ... at the Las Vegas Convention Center April ... Click here for ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... Calif. , April 13, 2017 UBM,s ... York will feature emerging and evolving technology ... Both Innovation Summits will run alongside the expo portion ... speaker sessions, panels and demonstrations focused on trending topics ... largest advanced design and manufacturing event will take place ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... 11, 2017 Crossmatch®, a globally-recognized leader ... today announced that it has been awarded a ... Activity (IARPA) to develop next-generation Presentation Attack Detection ... "Innovation has been a driving force within Crossmatch ... allow us to innovate and develop new technologies ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):