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Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and Member of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Staff gastroenterologist, the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, the Department of Pediatrics, the Hospital for Sick Children.

Senior Scientist, the Research Institute, the Hospital for Sick Children.

Director of Cystic Fibrosis Research, the Research Institute, the Hospital for Sick Children.

During an academic career, spanning more than twenty years as a member of Faculty at the University of Toronto, Professor Durie has established himself as an internationally renowned clinician, teacher and researcher.

Professor Durie is a world renowned expert in the diagnosis and care of children with disorders of the exocrine pancreas. He is a founding coeditor of "Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease" which is widely acknowledged as the definitive textbook in pediatric gastroenterology.

He has maintained a focused research interest in the genetic and pathophysiologic basis of a variety of inherited disorders of the exocrine pancreas including cystic fibrosis, and Shwachman Diamond syndrome. During his research career he has written more than 140 original papers, many of which have been published in high impact biomedical journals. His laboratory has enjoyed continuous funding for more than two decades, from highly competitive extramural sources such as the National Institutes of Health, The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Professor Durie has had several National and International Leadership roles. Within the University of Toronto/ Hospital for Sick Children, previous leadership positions include Director of the Fellowship Training Programme in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. At present, he is Director of CF Research, which is the largest and arguably the most famous disease based research programme at the Hospital for Sick Children. Currently, more than 25 investigators within the University of Toronto, participate in CF research; extramural grant support for this programme (2000 to 2001) exceeds eight million dollars.

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