Welcome to Ascend

Enhancing research. Enhancing treatments. Enhancing lives.

Alberta’s Collaboration of Excellence for Nutrition in Digestive Diseases (Ascend) has a unique ambition—to pursue innovative nutrition research and groundbreaking clinical treatments that change the lives of those affected by digestive diseases.

Leadership

Who we are

Ascend’s leadership team consists of internationally recognized leaders working to advance the field of gastrointestinal science.

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What we study

Our nutrition research focuses on three key areas: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), cirrhosis and intestinal failure (IF).

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Resources for patients and professionals

Our resources offer data and insights from groundbreaking studies led by Ascend researchers.