The award will be presented this weekend at the annual Crohn's & Colitis Congress 2019. The Catalyst for IBD Research award is given to outstanding IBD researchers who have displayed courage and visionary leadership in the field of IBD basic, translational, or clinical research. It is granted for significant contributions that are bringing us closer to fulfillment of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation's mission of finding cures for IBD and improving the lives of patients with these diseases.
Dr. Suskind is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology at Seattle Children's Hospital and at the University of Washington. His research is focused on the effects of diet on disease activity and the fecal microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease. He is the founder of Nimbal and also authored a comic book titled ‘Professor Nimbal: Explorations in Crohn’s and Colitis’, a book for kids with IBD to explain IBD in terms which they can understand.