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Grants in Aid of Research in Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity in Canada

The Canadian Celiac Association / L’Association Canadienne de la Maladie Coeliaque has two annual research awards.


Dr. J. A. Campbell Research Award

A grant to a maximum of $25,000 is offered by the Canadian Celiac Association for research projects in Canada of a scientific, applied science, and/or medical nature relevant to celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and/or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or the socio-economic implications of delayed diagnosis and/or living with this conditions.  The CCA is open to all types of relevant research and is not restricted to medical research.

Dr. J. A. Campbell Young Investigator Award

The Dr. J. A. Campbell Young Investigator Award of $5,000 for any kind of research into Celiac Disease and / or Gluten Sensitivity is available to students and those who have recently completed degrees.

2020 Award Announcement – May 2020

We’d like to congratulate this year’s James A. Campbell Grant Award winners. 

James A. Campbell Research Grant

Drs Jenna K. Dowhaniuk and Catharine WalshPediatric Celiac Symptom Index: Development of a patient-reported outcome for children with celiac disease for assessment and monitoring of CD-related symptoms in children with CD – the Pediatric Celiac Symptom Index.

Young Investigators

Alexandra ClarizoCharacterization of a Novel Gluten Sensitivity Model to characterize this novel mouse model and identify microbial metabolic outcomes of gluten peptides that specifically bind to DQ2.

Katherine Pohoreski – ABC, easy as 123, simple as gluten-free? Knowledge and adherence in adolescents with celiac disease – to investigate the relationship between patient knowledge and adherence to the GFD in a local outpatient population of adolescents with CD

Previous Awards

Research Awards

Dr. Diana Mager (2019) – Assessment of feasibility and uptake of a gluten-free guide for Canadian children and youth in clinical and community settings

Natalie Ridieger (2018) – Characterizing dietary gluten avoidance in the Canadian pediatric and adult population

Dr. Alberto Caminero-Fernandez (2016) – Specific Probiotic-Based Strategy For Gluten Detoxification

Abadi, Valerie (2013) – Development of a Physiopathological Mouse Model of Celiac Disease

Mager, Diana (2012) – How do parents and child’s perceptions of quality of life affect dietary adherence to the gluten free diet and nutritional intake in children with Celiac Disease?

Greenblatt, Ellen (2009)
Prevalence of Celiac Disease in a Canadian Population of Women with Unexplained Infertility

Mager, Diana & Turner, Justine (2008)
A Prospective Study of the Effect of Vitamin D and Vitamin K Deficiency on Bone Metabolism and Bone Accrual in Children and Adolescents with Celiac Disease

Verdú, Elena (2007)
Using HLA-DQ8 mice to analyze the development of celiac disease and other gastrointestinal illnesses.

Leroux, Jean-Christophe (2003)
Polymers as gliadin binders: an innovative strategy to prevent interactions of celiac disease peptides with the gastro-intestinal mucosa

Young Investigator Awards

Adriana Mudryj, MSc, PhD (2019) – Against the Grain: The nutritional impact of dietary gluten avoidance in the Canadian population

James A King (2018) – A systematic literature search on prevalence of celiac disease globally and develop the Alberta Celiac Disease Surveillance Cohort

Aber Alzaben (2016) – Gluten Free-Food Guide for Canadians

Justin McCarville (2014) – Role of Human Celiac Gut Microbiota in the Breakdown of Oral Tolerance to Gluten

Rajani, Seima (2013) – Serological Diagnosis of Celiac Disease at Stollery Children’s Hospital: a Pilot Study

Wiepjes, Michelle (2011) – Role of the Serine Protease Inhibitor Elafin in Gluten-Related Disorders

Slemmer, J. (2010) -Epidemiology of Celiac Disease in PEI

Pinier, Maude (2010) – Ability of a polymeric binder to control Celiac Disease

Gunn, Beth (2009) – Prevalence of Celiac Disease in a Canadian Population of Women with Unexplained Infertility

Silvester, Jocelyn (2007) – Survey of Canadian Gastroenterologists about Long Term Follow-up Care of their Celiac Patients.

Zelin, Jenni (2001) – The role of the family physician in the diagnosis and management of celiac disease.


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