Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Recognizes 16 Healthcare Providers with Uniting to Care & Cure Awards

NEW YORK, NY – The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation announced today that it is presenting its Uniting to Care & Cure Awards to 16 healthcare providers from across the country in recognition of their work to help find cures for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and improve the quality of life of adults and children affected by these diseases.

Uniting to Care & Cure Awards are presented to healthcare providers who show dedication to the IBD community of patients and caregivers and contribute to the Foundation’s research, education, support, and advocacy initiatives. 

“The Foundation is lucky to work with an incredible group of healthcare providers across the country who have a profound impact on the lives of countless IBD patients,” said Laura Wingate, Executive Vice President, Education, Support, & Advocacy for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. “We are pleased to recognize their contributions to advancing our mission and helping move us closer to our goal of a future free from Crohn’s and colitis.”

This year's Uniting to Care & Cure Award recipients are:

CALIFORNIA

D. Brent Polk, MD, University of California San Diego

GEORGIA

Larry Saripkin, MD, GI Care for Kids, LLC

LOUISIANA

Kara De Felice, MD, Louisiana State University

MARYLAND

Raymond K. Cross, MD, MS, AGAF, FACG, University of Maryland School of Medicine

MASSACHUSETTS

Steven N. Fine, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

Curtis Huttenhower, PhD, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Ramnik Xavier, MD, Harvard Medical School 

NEW YORK

Marla Dubinsky, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Michele Kissous-Hunt, PA-C, DFAAPA, Mount Sinai Medical Center 

NORTH CAROLINA

Edward L. Barnes, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael D. Kappelman, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

PENNSYLVANIA

Richard H. Duerr, MD, University of Pittsburg and UPMC

James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania

TEXAS

Anish Patel, DO, FACG, Brooke Army Medical Center

UTAH

Ann D. Flynn, MD, University of Utah Health

More information about the 2021 Uniting to Care & Cure Award recipients can be viewed on the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s website

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.