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Kate Lee, Vice President of Research and Patient Programs, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Kate Lee joined Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in April 2017. Before joining our organization, Kate held the role of Vice-President of Research and Career Development at The Arthritis Society. Areas of focus during her tenure at The Society were operational efficiency, patient engagement in research and developing a knowledge translation and exchange program. Prior to joining The Arthritis Society, Kate held the roles of Director of Research and Managing Director at the Canadian Arthritis Network – a Network of Centre of Excellence funded by the tri-council funding agencies of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC.

Kate holds a PhD in biology from McGill University and an MBA from Rotman School of Management University of Toronto. When not at work, Kate enjoys gardening and researching restaurants to try in the Greater Toronto Area. She also has an amateur appreciation of art and loves attending art fairs. Kate is driven by her passion to make a difference in health and is looking forward to working with the IBD community to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Crohn’s or colitis.