SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

March 30, 2016 15:18 ET

ADVISORY: Patients get to ask the questions in innovative research project

University of Calgary part of national initiative to fund patient-oriented research

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - Tomorrow the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, will make a national announcement in Hamilton, Ont. regarding support for research that will benefit Canadians living with chronic diseases.

The University of Calgary will be co-leading two of the national grants -- one of them will focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Scientists know that some diets help people living with (IBD), but they are not sure which ones are beneficial or why they work. It's a question that researchers at UCalgary's Cumming School of Medicine will work to answer as part of a national study on digestive health research and care.

WHAT: One-on-one interviews with clinician-researcher in a clinic.
  Clinician will show photos of healthy guts and diseased guts.
WHEN: Thursday March 31, 2016 from 12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  Please call to book an interview time.
  Phone interviews also available.
WHERE: University of Calgary Foothills Campus. TRW building.
  3280 Hospital Dr NW. Media can park in the loop out front.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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About the Cumming School of Medicine
The University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine is a leader in health research, with an international reputation for excellence and innovation in health care research and education. On June 17, 2014, the University Of Calgary Faculty Of Medicine was formally named the Cumming School of Medicine in recognition of Geoffrey Cumming's generous gift to the university.

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The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases
The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases was named in 2008 in honour of Joan Snyder and her parents, who she credits with teaching her the value of philanthropy. It is a group of more than 104 clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists who are impacting and changing the lives of people suffering from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, sepsis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cystic fibrosis. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Marta Cyperling
    Media Relations Manager, Cumming School of Medicine
    University of Calgary