The Burrill B. Crohn Research Foundation (BBCRF) perpetuates the brilliant scientific legacy of Dr. Burrill B. Crohn by supporting research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. The foundation has become a major force in basic and clinical research in IBD (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) at Mount Sinai and among collaborators worldwide.

Since our modest beginnings 30 years ago, the BBCRF has invested well over $1,000,000 in gastrointestinal research and training, providing funding for early research as well as for larger studies at Mount Sinai, a preeminent center for Crohn's patients and physicians studying and treating Crohn's and related diseases. Much of the research has enjoyed collaboration with researchers at renowned university medical centers in the United States, as well as in Ireland, Israel, and beyond.

We have supported studies of the causes and risk factors for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, new medical and surgical treatments and their outcomes, surveillance for and prevention of cancer, and, recently, the intimate interactions of diet, genetics, and environment in the development of these stubborn disorders.

With your support we will continue to make a positive impact on those suffering from these diseases.

Research News

The Burrill B. Crohn Research Foundation has helped bring two outstanding clinical investigators from France and Portugal to Mount Sinai, as well as providing fellowship support for talented young physicians who have chosen to do their research at the hospital.

We are small, relative to the government and large businesses and organizations who make grants for medical research; but we are nimble, allowing us to seed ground-breaking ideas without demanding reams of paperwork and years of waiting.

Mount Sinai Digestive Diseases Web Site

More information about the foundation can be found on this website. Information about Crohn's Disease and other inflammatory diseases is available on The Mount Sinai Medical Center's Digestive Disease Services web site.

Donations Made Easy

You can help support The Burrill B. Crohn Research Foundation by sending a tax-deductible donation by check to the address above or by donating online. Please visit our Support BBCRF page for more information.

  Board and Staff  

Our board chairman is Ruth Crohn Dickler, Dr. Crohn's daughter. Among the other board members are Dr. Bruce E. Sands, the Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Terry A. Krulwich, professor of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics at Mount Sinai; and Dr. Michael Paasche-Orlow of Boston University Medical Center. All the board members bring medical or other relevant expertise to our deliberations.

Our scientific advisor is Dr. Steven Izkowitz, a distinguished member of the Gastroenterology department at Mount Sinai.


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