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Foundation Encourages Innovation to Advance Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research

June 26, 2013

Innovations Symposium will bring together leading authorities to promote collaboration that will lead to a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease; the Foundation will highlight expected dramatic increase in funding.

CHICAGO, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Innovations Symposium will bring together the finest minds from multiple sectors in this one-day event to present their cutting-edge research. Using Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) as a lens, the symposium is designed to encourage scientific dialogue to spark new ideas and insights, and foster collaboration that will lead to a cure for IBD. The Symposium will take place on Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago. The Foundation will also highlight its expected dramatic increase in funding over a 5-year period, making it one of the leading funders of IBD research.


    WHO:                The event includes prominent
                        speakers from the US and Japan in
                        multidisciplinary fields:
    Vishva M. Dixit, M.D.           Gokhan S. Hotamisligil, M.D., Ph.D.

    GENENTECH, INC.                 HARVARD UNIVERSITY

    Signaling Lessons from Death     ER Stress & New Ways to Control
     Receptors: the Inflammasome &   Stress & Inflammation
     Beyond

    Richard I. Morimoto, Ph.D.      Hiroshi Ohno, M.D., Ph.D.

    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY         RIKEN, JAPAN

    The Heat Shock                   Function & Differentiation of M
     Response­-Protecting from Cell  Cells, a Subset of Intestinal
     Stress & Promoting Proteome     Epithelial Cells Specialized for
     Health                          Mucosal Antigen Uptake

    M.   Celeste Simon, Ph.D.       Herbert W. Virgin, IV, M.D., Ph.D.

    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA       WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ST. LOUIS,
                                     MO

    Hypoxia, Inflammation &Tumor     What Stands Between the Genome &
     Progression                     the Disease Phenome

    WHAT:                     2013 Innovations Symposium: Stress
                              Responses, Inflammation & Disease
                              Announcement of Projected Dramatic
                              Increase in Funding for IBD
                              Research

    WHEN:                     Friday, July 12, 2013, from 8 AM to
                              5 PM

    WHERE:                    Four Seasons Hotel , 120 East
                              Delaware Place, Chicago, IL


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

About the Kenneth Rainin Foundation: The Kenneth Rainin Foundation believes that people working to affect change need an early champion to further their ideas. Like our founder, we listen and invest in collaborative and innovative projects that advance the arts, education and health. Learn more at krfoundation.org.



SOURCE The Kenneth Rainin Foundation


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