Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Names New Chair to Lead National Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. David T. Rubin of the University of Chicago Medicine will lead the Foundation’s National Scientific Advisory Committee from 2021-2024

NEW YORK, NY – The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (the Foundation) has named Dr. David T. Rubin, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center at the University of Chicago Medicine, as the new chair of its 2021-2024 National Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC). Dr. Rubin has served in a variety of roles as a member of the Foundation’s NSAC for nearly 20 years, including as chair of its Professional Education and Government & Industry Affairs subcommittees. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Rubin serving as our new NSAC Chair,” said Michael Osso, President & CEO of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. “Dr. Rubin is a renowned clinician and researcher and his dedication to the IBD community is profound and long-standing. He goes above and beyond for patients and caregivers, and under his leadership, I know we’ll make great strides toward achieving our vision of a future free from Crohn’s and colitis.”

The Foundation’s NSAC is made up of over 200 outstanding researchers and healthcare providers from across the country who work in close partnership with Foundation staff to help advance the Foundation’s mission to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the quality of life of patients affected by these diseases. In his role, Dr. Rubin will help advise the Foundation’s research, education, support, and advocacy initiatives as well as help advance the Foundation’s work to address diversity and inclusion.

“The NSAC plays a crucial role in helping to guide not just the Foundation’s mission but also the work of the larger IBD community,” said Dr. Rubin. “Diversity and inclusion are among the critical issues that the community must address, and I am pleased to say that the 2021-2024 NSAC is the most diverse NSAC the Foundation has ever had. We placed an emphasis on promoting gender, practice, ethnic, and racial diversity within the makeup of the NSAC, and our new subcommittee chairs, co-chairs, and members reflect those efforts. I am honored to serve in this new role and look forward to seeing all that we can achieve together over the next three years.”

Click here to learn more about the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s NSAC.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.