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The Kenneth Rainin Foundation Awards $1.5 Million in Health Research Grants

Friday, August 9, 2013

NCG member the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced yesterday that the Foundation “has awarded 15 grants totaling $1.5 million for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research through its Innovator and Breakthrough Awards Programs.”

In a press release President of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Dr. Jennifer Rainin explained the Foundation’s work in supporting cutting-edge research for Inflammatory Bowel Disease:

People suffering from IBD need a breakthrough and that’s exactly what we’re hoping to elicit with our programs…We take risks and invest early in ways that other funders do not, and we look for researchers who take original and inventive approaches to IBD research…Our health grant programs support research from all scientific disciplines and encourage collaboration to find new and better treatments for IBD. Every year promising projects are presented to the Foundation, increasing our optimism that eradicating IBD is possible.

Read the full press release online.

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