Dr. Charles Bernstein
of Manitoba Faculty
of Medicine in 1985;
in internal medicine
at U of M in 1989;
completed fellowship of
gastroenterology at UCLA
- Assistant Professor of
Medicine at UCLA from
1991 to 1993;
Director of Inflammatory
Bowel Disease Center at
UCLA in 1992;
to Manitoba in 1993 as
Assistant Professor of
Medicine at University of
IBD Clinical and Research
Centre in 1994, serving
as Director from 1994
Program at U of M from
2003 to 2008;
- Professor of
Medicine and Head of
Gastroenterology at U of M
from 2001 to present
Elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and became the inaugural
holder of the Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology at the University of
Manitoba in 2008.
Recipient of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada Research Scientist
Award in 2001 and this was renewed in 2006.
Previous holder of Canadian Institutes of Health Research Investigator Award.
Elected into the International Organization for the Study of IBD (IOIBD) in 1998
and in 2007 he became that organization's Scientific Secretary.
Awarded for outstanding contribution to scholastic activity by his peers in Doctors
Manitoba in 2010.
Continuously funded from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (and its
forerunner organizations NHRDP and MRC) since 1995.
Editor of the annual Yearbook of IBD (Remedica publishers), now in its 7th volume.
Previously sat on the editorial boards of Gastroenterology, the American Journal
of Gastroenterology, and the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology.
Currently sits on the editorial board of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and is an associate editor with the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal.
Has authored or co-authored 253 peer-reviewed articles and 19 book chapters
over the last 15 years, including more recently:
- 2005 study to define the nature of bacetria that make up the bowel flora of
healthy humans in Science.
- 2008 study on relationship between cardiovascular disease and IBD in Clinical
Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
- 2008 study of the prevalence of anxiety and mood disorders and relationship to
gastroenterological disorders in American Journal of Gastroenterology.
- 2008 paper 'Disorders of a modern lifestyle-reconciling the epidemiology of
inflammatory bowel diseases' in Gut.
- 2010 study showing that children with IBD were more likely to use antibiotics
in their first year of life than children without IBD in American Journal of
- 2010 study showing that a high perception of stress was the most likely
factor associated with a flare of symptoms of IBD in American Journal of
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