Trinity Research Wins Best Paper Award from European Society

An open access research paper on vitamin D has won Best Published Paper Award from United European Gastroenterology (UEG).

The winning paper entitled, ‘Effects of vitamin D supplementation on intestinal permeability, cathelicidin and disease markers in Crohn’s disease: Results from a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study’ emerged from Dr Tara Raftery’s Irish Research Council funded PhD research in Trinity’s Department of Clinical Medicine, with principal investigator Associate Professor in Human Nutrition, Maria O’Sullivan, and colleagues. Dr Raftery, as first author, will receive the prize at the opening ceremony at UEG Week in Vienna today 17 October.

The paper represents collaboration with researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Calgary Canada. This pilot study increases the understanding of how vitamin D, in addition to standard medications, might help maintain remission in chronic inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s disease.

The full paper may be accessed here:

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