Research on Eating and Adolescent Lifestyles (REAL 2.0): A 15-year follow-up study of early predictors of eating disorders and other mental health struggles in young adulthood

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PI: Dr. Nicole Obeid Study contact: [email protected] Study contact full name: Lori Watanabe Research Area: Mental Health – Eating Disorders Who to contact regarding participation: [email protected] Lay Summary: The Research on Eating and Adolescent Lifestyles (REAL) study (2004-2013) examined biological, environmental, and individual factors that contribute to body image, body weight, and eating behaviors, in … Read more

Examining the intestinal microbiome in low-weight and weight-restored adolescents with a restrictive eating disorder

PI: Dr. Mark Norris Study contact: [email protected] Study contact full name: Chase Groulx Research Area: Mental Health – Eating Disorders Who to contact regarding participation: [email protected] Lay Summary: The communication between the brain and the organisms that live inside our gut is referred to as the “gut-brain connection” and is known to play a vital … Read more

A multi-center human microbiome observational study in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)

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PI: Dr. David Mack Study contact: [email protected] Study contact full name: Ruth Singleton Research Area: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Who to contact regarding participation: [email protected] Lay Summary:  This study is being done to significantly enhance our understanding of the role of the gut bacteria in health and disease in order to learn and understand as much as possible about the different … Read more

RS Trial: A single center, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, parallel, pilot clinical trial to assess plant-derived food-based resistant starches (RS) individually optimized for patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) or Ulcerative colitis (UC)

PI: Dr. David Mack Study contact: [email protected] Study contact full name: Ruth Singleton Research Area: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Who to contact regarding participation: [email protected] Lay Summary:  This study is being done to find out if the use of resistant starch (RS) that is optimized for each individual will help alter and/or restore the “healthier” microbiome of the gut. It does … Read more

The MEND Trial: OptiMized REsistaNt Starch in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

PI: Dr. David Mack Study contact: [email protected] Study contact full name: Ruth Singleton Research Area: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Who to contact regarding participation: [email protected] Lay Summary:  Participants are invited to join in this trial because you are currently enrolled in the main microbiome study and have already been diagnosed with IBD, either Crohn’s Disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC). This … Read more

OARS Trial: Open Label Arm Resistant Starch in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

PI: Dr. David Mack Study contact: [email protected] Study contact full name: Ruth Singleton Research Area: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Who to contact regarding participation: [email protected] Lay Summary:  Participation in this trial is aimed at those currently enrolled in the main microbiome study and have completed the Resistant Starch (RS) or the MEND Trial in placebo arm or were removed from these … Read more

CIDsCaNN: The Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network – A Partnership with the Ch.I.L.D. Foundation: multi-center inception cohort study

PI: Dr. David Mack Study contact: [email protected] Study contact full name: Ruth Singleton Research Area: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Who to contact regarding participation: [email protected] The Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Network is a major effort put in place by pediatric IBD researchers and physicians in Canada to share knowledge, biological samples (samples of things from your body like … Read more

Implementing a Multimodal Intervention to Improve the Transition of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from Pediatric to Adult Care

PI: Dr. David Mack Study contact: [email protected] Study contact full name: Ruth Singleton Research Area: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Who to contact regarding participation: [email protected][email protected] Lay Summary:  The study aims to develop a transition program that will improve the process of transitioning to adult care for IBD patients across Canada and internationally. Other studies have shown that patients sometimes have … Read more

ASCEND: intergenerAtional inteStinal miCrobiomEs iN ibD – an observational study to gather and link familial microbiome intestinal stool bacteria with pediatric participants

PI: Dr. David Mack Study contact: [email protected] Study contact full name: Ruth Singleton Research Area: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Who to contact regarding participation: [email protected] Lay Summary:  We are interested to learn more about the similar bacteria in the gut that seems to be familial (passed on from generation to generation). To study this we need to collect stool samples from … Read more