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Nicola L. Jones, MD, FRCPC, PhD

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Nicola L. Jones, MD, FRCPC, PhD

Dr. Jones is a Professor of Paediatrics and Physiology at the University of Toronto, Senior Scientist in the Cell Biology Program, and staff physician in the Division of GI/Heptology and Nutrition at Sickkids. She currently serves as the Director of the Integrated Physician Scientist Training Program at the University of Toronto. Dr. Jones completed her medical degree at the University of Toronto, pediatric residency and GI fellowship at Sickkids Hospital and a PhD in Molecular Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto.

As a clinician scientist and pediatric gastroenterologist, her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms responsible for gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases including Helicobacter pylori and inflammatory bowel disease.  Her laboratory is funded by operating grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Canadian Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and the NASPGHAN Foundation.

She is passionate about supporting and developing the careers of clinician scientists through various roles including her role as Director of the Integrated Physician Scientist Training Program at the University of Toronto and previously as the principal investigator for the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program. She is currently serving as the President of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG).