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Visiting IBD Research Fellow
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Visiting IBD Research Fellowship Program offers qualified junior investigators (post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty) the opportunity to participate in short-term (up to 12 weeks) training at a cutting-edge NIH-funded laboratory under the mentorship of a leader in research relevant to IBD. Application deadlines: MARCH 5th 2018 (for training in 2018) and September 30th 2018 (for training in 2019)! Learn more.

Certified online modules now available
  • IBD Review for Professionals: Reinforce foundational IBD knowledge on topics such as management of complex Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and decreasing risks of therapies. Start here.
  • Patient and Provider Perspectives in IBD: Engage in several aspects of IBD care including personalized treatment decisions, patient and drug monitoring, and shared decision making. Start here.

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As a scientist or healthcare professional, you understand how critical your efforts are in finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, or caring for the people who have these diseases. For more than 40 years, Foundation-funded research has been contributing to the knowledge and understanding of IBD. With more than 1,000 grants awarded to date, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation continues to play a significant role in nearly every major scientific breakthrough in IBD. Many of today's most prominent researchers have received training awards from the Foundation early in their careers - perhaps you will be the next one! Learn more about our current initiatives below.

Clinical Research Alliance Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's DNA Bank Genetics Initiative Microbiome Initiative PROKIIDS OSCCAR - Ocean State Crohn’s and Colitis Area Registry


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By becoming a Professional Member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, you will establish yourself as a leader and specialist as well as gain the support and resources to help you equip your patients with disease management tools.

Professional Membership Benefits include:*

* Professional member benefits are dependent on level. Learn more.


One of the driving principles behind the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is to develop and cultivate the best and brightest inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) physicians through our educational and training programs. Here are current CME and other educational programs. Watch this space for national programs in 2016. In addition, please contact your local chapter to learn about local professional symposia.

Participate in our online Clinical Convergence program
Become an Advanced Practice Provider Preceptor
Download the Foundation's Health Maintenance Checklist for Adult IBD Patients
Become a Virtual Preceptee: Enhance your training in IBD diagnosis, treatment and management
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