Inflammatory Bowel Disease News

Below are news releases and up-to-date information relating to inflammatory bowel disease, promising research studies and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

McGovern Elected to Honor Society

Cedars-Sinai physician-scientist, Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD, FRCP(Lon) has been elected a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Among the 76 new members of the organization is Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD, FRCP(Lon), director of Translational Medicine in the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute. The American Society for Clinical Investigation, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., is an honor society of more than 3,000 physician-scientists from all specialties who are elected for their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research. Each year, the society considers the nominations of several hundred candidates and chooses up to 80 new members. This year’s new members will be inducted April 25 at a ceremony during the society’s annual meeting in Chicago.

Targan awarded NIH Grant

Stephan Targan, MD has been awarded a competitive renewal of an NIH grant entitled, Role of TL1A in Severity of Crohn's Disease. $1.8 milllion will be provided for this research over the next five years.