Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America - Greater Washington, DC/Virginia Chapter
- Health & Medicine
Location11900 Parklawn DriveSuite 360Rockville, MD 20854 United States
To cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.
Four decades ago, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation created the field of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis rese arch. Today, the Foundation funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurtures investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finances underdeveloped areas of research. Educational workshops and symposia, together with our scientific journal, "Inflammatory Bowel Diseases," enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. No wonder the National Institutes of Health has commended the Foundation for "uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research."