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PARA's Medical and Advisory Councils


At its inception, PARA began contacting a handful of highly regarded researchers and physicians who, despite little or no available funding, were valiantly, sometimes at their own expense, continuing to pursue the truth about MAP and Crohn's disease.

In the 1980's, a small core of highly regarded and dedicated researchers in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and other countries valiantly began again -- in the face of contrary opinion in the medical community, and despite low-level to nonexistent funding -- the search for an infectious cause for Crohn's disease. Over the intervening years this small core of researchers has slowly grown, and despite all obstacles has continued to painstakingly and relentlessly amass scientific evidence that suggests an etiological connection between Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), and Crohn's disease. In the ensuing  years, the entire story has become increasingly clear and the evidence has become increasingly more compelling. 

PARA's Advisory Councils

PARA is  privileged and honored to have many of these world-renowned researchers and physicians now serving on PARA's two Advisory Councils:

Medical Advisory Council        Scientific Advisory Council

On behalf of Crohn's patients everywhere, PARA highly commends and offers a heartfelt "Thank You" to the dedicated researchers who, in the 1980's, valiantly began again, and have henceforth, with slowly growing ranks, relentlessly continued the search for an infectious cause of Crohn's disease.

They are truly "unsung heroes!"

Source: http://www.crohns.org/council/index.htm   Contact PARA: http://www.crohns.org/contact.htm
Paratuberculosis Awareness & Research Association, 1999-2003.