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L to R: President of the CAG, Dr. Nicola Jones, Dr. Jean-Eric Ghia, and Chair of the Research Affairs committee Dr. Bruce Vallance.

Dr. Jean-Eric Ghia, 2019 Young Investigator Award Recipient

April 17, 2019 — 

Congratulations to Dr. Jean-Eric Ghia, Associate Professor, Immunology and Internal Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences who was recently awarded the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology’s (CAG) 2019 Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to gastroenterology through basic or clinical research by a young investigator.

Dr. Ghia is the Director of Gastrointestinal Basic Biology Research Lab, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinical and Research Centre, where he heads a multidisciplinary team that performs basic IBD research to accelerate the development of IBD therapeutics. He is also an affiliated scientist with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.

With funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (2012 and 2013), he has built a local translational IBD research program through the establishment of his own neurogastroenterology lab, which tests novel colitis prevention strategies and where he provides resources (i.e. colonoscopy, USSING) for other laboratories. In his first 5 years at the U of M, he received more than $1.5 million in direct research operating funds from CIHR, NSERC, CFI, CCC and CHRIM. His research network and program have allowed him to lead significant clinical collaborative works.

Since 2015, Dr. Ghia does scientific popularization via a bi-monthly segment on Radio-Canada’s Première, in a segment called “des éprouvettes et des Hommes” and a monthly TV segment called “Qu’est ce qu’on cherche?”

In 2018, he was appointed Honorary Consul of France in Manitoba by the Consulate General of France.

Learn more about the CAG Young Investigator Award here.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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