Research

Fighting Colitis

In conjunction with the Royal College of Surgeons, IA has funded Mr. Ian Bradford FRCS to research neutrophil chemotaxis in ulcerative colitis, looking at the body’s natural inflammatory and anti-inflammatory agents with a view to harnessing them to fight colitis.

Family Link in Ulcerative Colitis

In conjunction with the Digestive Disorders Foundation (formerly the British Digestive Foundation), IA has funded Dr. Martin Carter BA(Hons) MB BchirMRCP(UK) to perform a study into family linkage in ulcerative colitis.

Treating Crohn's Disease

IA has funded research work by Professor John Hermon-Taylor and his colleague Dr. Tim Bull, of St.George's Hospital, London, in their search for a means of treating Crohn's Disease.

A new research project into Crohn's Disease started in 2004 with funding from IA's Donald Currie Research Fellowship Fund.

Skin problems associated with stomas

IA has assisted in funding the work of Dr. Calum Lyon MA MRCP, a dermatologist examining the skin problems associated with stomas.

Research into pouchitis

In conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians, IA has funded Dr. Chris Probert MRCP in a research study into pouchitis, a complaint similar to colitis suffered by some internal pouch patients.