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DDRF Timeline

2003 Digestive Disease Research Foundation established as a 501(c)3 foundation.
2004-2005 First grants made for part-time/pre-med fellowships in New York with Mount Sinai School of Medicine mentors.
2006 DDRF awards first full-time fellowship to Jay Desai from Tufts University School of Medicine who works with Mount Sinai mentors.
2007 DDRF awards a full-time fellowship to Mount Sinai medical student, Andrew Dikman.
Establishment of board of directors.
Foundation launches website www.digestivedisease.org  and bi-annual brochure.
2008 DRF awards two full-time fellowships to medical students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Matt Whitson and Columbia University College of Physicians &  Surgeons: Michael FIngerhood.
2009 DDRF continues with full-time fellowships to Mount Sinai School of Medicine student, Joseph Freedman and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons student, Ben Vaccaro.
2010 Expanding its reach, DDRF awards a west coast full-time fellowship to Carlene Chun from Stanford University School of Medicine in addition to Mount Sinai School of Medicine student, Uma Tadepalli.
DDRF sets new fundraising records with over $ 325,000 in individual, corporate and pledge gifts.
2011 DDRF awards a full-time fellowship to Mount Sinai School of Medicine student, Shannon Morales and plans a continuation of its west coast affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine with a grant in 2012 to Long Nguyen.
2012-13 DDRF establishes a third mentor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. John Morton. The Foundation recruits a new Senior Manager, Christine Wojdyla.
2014 DDRF will award two Fellowships for the academic year 2014-2015 and expand its Fellowship curriculum elements with a focus on an in-depth, interdisciplinary exposure to digestive diseases with rotations guided by senior clinicians in pathology, radiology, GI surgery and endoscopy.

DDRF Board of Directors

James Aisenberg, MD (President & DDRF Mentor in NY) is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has published more than 100 articles and abstracts on digestive health with a focus on gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Neville D. Bamji, MD is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. A graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College, he is a frequent speaker & co-author of several research paper on the topic of digestive disease.

Arnold Manheimer is currently President of Phocal Point Consulting. Prior to Phocal, Arnold spent many years running a family flavor & fragrance manufacturing business before it was acquired by Kerry Ingredients and Flavours.

Kenneth Miller, MD (Secretary & DDRF Mentor) is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. A graduate of NYU School of Medicine, he has authored numerous publications & presentations on gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Paul Segal is President of Luminus Management LLC an investment management company focused on the power sector.

Michael Silverstein has spent more than 30 years helping individuals and foundations manage their assets. He is currently a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Derek Strum is a Principal at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC, a private equity investment firm based in New York. He previously worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.

Maurice Toueg is a partner & leads the Corporate Strategy and Business Development practice at Capstone.  Captone Partnership is a leading provider of executive search services.¬†

In Memory Steve Fenton (1946-2010)

The Digestive Disease Research Foundation community remembers with great affection Steve Fenton. Our late Board Member was a tireless supporter of DDRF, sharing his good humor, legendary creative skills, and sage guidance.

DDRF Financials

2014 Form 990 (pdf)
2013 Form 990 (pdf)
2012 Form 990 (pdf)

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DDRF is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Our Federal Employer Tax ID number is 55-0823815

 



Jennifer Kolb 2012-2013 DDRF Fellow