National Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC)
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation was founded in 1967 with a mission to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life for millions of children and adults in the United States affected by these diseases. The Foundation sponsors basic, translational, and clinical research, and educational programs for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, while providing supportive services to help patients and their families cope with these chronic intestinal diseases. The National Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC) is key in helping the Foundation achieve its mission.
The NSAC, which includes researchers and healthcare providers, works in close partnership with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation staff to advance the Foundation’s mission. Members of the committee include physicians, nurses and advance practice providers, psychologists, social workers, dieticians, and scientists. NSAC committee members serve for a three-year term. The key roles and responsibilities of the NSAC include the following: