2021 Research Awards and Donors

The Foundation is pleased to acknowledge the following donors whose gifts were designated in support of individual researcher awards.

Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Memorial Fund

Uma Mahadevan, MD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Pregnancy and Inflammatory Bowel Disease And Neonatal Outcomes (PIANO) Registry:
Long-term Outcomes of In-Utero Biologic Exposure

Hearst Foundations

Marco Di Gioia, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA
Control of inflammatory bowel disease by endogenous oxidized phospholipids

Wenqing Zhou, PhD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY
Defining a novel regulator of innate lymphoid cells and intestinal health

F.M. Kirby Foundation

Varun Aggarwala, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Understanding the strain level dynamics of fecal microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis

Lei Zhou, PhD
Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY
IL-2-dependent regulation of intestinal health and inflammation

Flowerree Foundation and Roddenberry Foundation

Stephan Targan, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
A personalized intestinal fibrosis model combining patient specific iPSC-derived human intestinal organoids and small microengineered Chip technology

Linda Tallen & David Paul Kane Educational and Research Foundation

Ronen Sumagin, PhD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Neutrophil-driven inflammation leads to carcinogenesis in IBD

Zankel Fund

Dingpei Long, PhD
Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Novel natural delivery platform to treat colitis and colitis-associated cancer

Jonathan D. Rose, MD, PhD

Jonathan D. Rose, MD, PhD has the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s thanks for his extraordinary support for areas of critical unmet patient priorities and needs. As chair of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Intestinal Pathology Research Program, he is supporting the Foundation’s Precision Nutrition Initiative. Through the Jonathan D. Rose, MD, PhD Pathology in Precision Medicine Research Collaborative, Dr. Rose is advancing our Fibrosis Initiative and IBD-SIRQC, the Foundation’s new surgery research cohort.

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has been a visionary supporter of Crohn’s disease research and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, providing significant support in 2021 to IBD Plexus®, IBD Qorus®, Crohn’s & Colitis Congress®, the Foundation’s training awards program, and the IBD Help Center (Irwin M. and Suzanne R. Rosenthal IBD Resource Center). The Helmsley Charitable Trust also supported the following awards:

Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Microbiome predictors of response to anti-TNF and anti-integrin therapy in inflammatory bowel diseases

Jennifer Dotson, MD, MPH
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH
The effect of provider bias and patient/family hardships on healthcare disparities in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease

Melanie Gareau, PhD
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
The microbiota-gut-brain axis in pediatric IBD

Shinya Ito, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON
Assessing the drug exposure risk of infants breastfed by women with inflammatory bowel disease

Sila Kurugol, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Motion-robust quantitative MR imaging markers for assessment of inflammation and fibrosis in Crohn’s disease

Alan Moss, MD
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
Intestinal Microbial Therapy to Prevent Endoscopic Crohn’s Disease Recurrence (IMPEDe Trial)