Foundation Champions Innovation & Collaboration to Accelerate IBD Breakthroughs



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-- WITH PHOTO -- TO HEALTH, NATIONAL, AND SCIENCE EDITORS:

Media Advisory: Kenneth Rainin Foundation Presents 2014 Innovations

Symposium Targeting Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

OAKLAND, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kenneth

Rainin Foundation's 2014 Innovations Symposium: Taming the Microbiome

will take place July 15 - 16, 2014, at the Union Square Marriott in

San Francisco. The annual event brings together influential and

collaborative researchers and institutions, with the common goal of

curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a disease that affects five

million people worldwide. The Symposium provides a nexus of diverse

people, ideas and insights with the potential to accelerate and

transform IBD research. A new addition to the Symposium this year is

the Rainin Foundation's Synergy Award, a grant opportunity available

only to conference participants. This award was established to

encourage synergistic, discovery-oriented projects that feature

interdisciplinary collaboration. The Synergy Award will provide

$100,000 in research support for one year to each investigator on the

team, up to a total of $300,000.

WHO: Michael A. Fischbach, Ph.D. - University of California, San

Francisco Insights from a Global View of Secondary Metabolism: Small

Molecules from the Human Microbiota

Rob Knight, Ph.D. - Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of

Colorado Meta-analyses and Cross-cohort Studies of the Human Gut

Microbiome with Application to IBD

W. Ian Lipkin, MD - Columbia University, Center for Infection &

Immunity Small Game Hunting

Margaret McFall-Ngai, Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin, Madison Using

Animal Models to Discover the Rules of Epithelial-surface Colonization

by Bacteria

WHAT: 2014 Innovations Symposium: Taming the Microbiome

WHEN: Tuesday - Wednesday, July 15 - 16, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5

p.m.

WHERE: Union Square Marriott, 480 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

To learn more about the symposium, please visit rainin-symposium.com.

About the Kenneth Rainin Foundation : The Kenneth Rainin Foundation

believes that people working to effect change need an early champion

to further their ideas. Like our founder, we listen to and invest in

collaborative and innovative projects that advance the arts, education

and health. Learn more at krfoundation.org

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