Dr. Ghia is the director of Gastrointestinal Basic Biology Research at the Manitoba IBD clinical research center, where he heads a multidisciplinary team that performs basic IBD research to accelerate the development of IBD therapeutics. Using his CFI grant, he has built a local translational IBD research program through the establishment of his own Neurogastroenterology lab (5 members), which tests novel colitis prevention strategies and where he provides resources (i.e. colonoscopy, USSING) for other laboratories. In his first 5 years, he has received over $1.5 million in direct research operating funds from CIHR, NSERC, CFI, CCC, CHRIM. His research network and program have allowed him to led significant clinical collaborative works. His trainees have received an additional $234,000 in scholarships and other awards while in his lab. He has given over 30 invited lectures at Universities, scientific conferences, and industries and public forums. He co-organized the 14th Little Brain Big Brain conference (co-organizers with Drs. Hoffman Beider, Lartigue; August 2016, San Francisco; 45 attendees) and acts as a reviewer for several international congresses (UEG Week...). He is an editor for several scientific journals and has reviewed manuscripts for 22 different journals (i.e. Gastroenterology, Gut, IBD). Dr. Ghia is a member of the CIHR, Flandres Research Foundation, NSERC, Research Manitoba, Thorlakson and Winnipeg Health Sciences, Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Michael Smith Foundation. His leadership was recognized through the Ken Hughes Award and industry partner program. Since 2015, Dr. Ghia does scientific popularization via a bi-monthly segment on the French CBC radio : RadioCanada première, segment called “des éprouvettes et des Hommes” and a monthly TV segment called "Qu'est ce qu'on cherche?"