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The Kenneth Rainin Foundation Continues its Commitment to Ending Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Awarding $1.5 Million in Research Grants
Date:8/8/2013

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today that it has awarded 15 grants totaling $1.5 million for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research through its Innovator and Breakthrough Awards Programs. The Foundation also hosted its second annual Innovations Symposium, attracting participants from the US and abroad, to promote scientific collaboration on future research projects. The Foundation invests in ground-breaking and collaborative ideas that have the potential to yield transformative discoveries and major new insights into the causes and cures for IBD.

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"People suffering from IBD need a breakthrough and that's exactly what we're hoping to elicit with our programs," said Dr. Jennifer Rainin, president of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. "We take risks and invest early in ways that other funders do not, and we look for researchers who take original and inventive approaches to IBD research," said Rainin. "Our health grant programs support research from all scientific disciplines and encourage collaboration to find new and better treatments for IBD. Every year promising projects are presented to the Foundation, increasing our optimism that eradicating IBD is possible."

Each Innovator Award recipient, selected from a competitive pool of applicants from non-profit research institutions worldwide, will receive a one year grant of $100,000. See http://tinyurl.com/ockbxkh for details.

The 2013 Innovator Awards Program recipients include:

  • Albert E. Jergens, D.V.M, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Ames,
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