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Meet the 2022 Investing in the Future cohort

We were thrilled to bring back this program which introduces new physicians and scientists from underrepresented backgrounds to the world of GI.
AGA President Dr. John Carethers and Investing in the FutureParticipants
AGA President Dr. John Carethers and Investing in the FutureParticipants

We’re so thrilled to bring back the AGA Investing in the Future program at DDW® 2022! Investing in the Future welcomes and introduces new physicians and scientists from underrepresented backgrounds to the world of GI. The program supports residents and fellows as they navigate their subspecialty journey. This weekend at DDW, participants experienced all the GI field has to offer including:

  • Personalized presentations on IBD and IBS

  • Networking with a diverse group of peers and leaders

  • Attending DDW programming such as sessions, poster presentations and exhibit booths

Take a look at some of the highlights below.

We are excited to welcome 59 participants in this year’s program:

  • Aiya Aboubakr
  • Fiyinfoluwa Abraham
  • Teminioluwa Ajayi
  • Chineze Akusoba
  • Quazim Alayo
  • Sara Alleyasin
  • Chino Aneke-Nash
  • Victor Arce Gutierrez
  • Yadis Arroyo
  • Natashay Bailey
  • Mahmoud Bayoumi
  • Azizullah  Beran
  • Carlos Bertran Rodriguez
  • Jason Browne
  • Carlos Buitrago
  • Kafayat Busari
  • Lindsay Clarke
  • Evida Dennis-Heyward
  • Nicole Doria
  • Ikenna Emelogu
  • Justin Garyu
  • Sara Ghoneim
  • Bernardo Guevara
  • Luis Hernandez
  • Shaliesha Hinds
  • Mohd Elmugtaba Ibrahim
  • Raymond Isidro vega
  • Bianca Islam
  • David Jarava
  • Kemmian Johnson
  • Ahamed Khalyfa
  • Christina Lee
  • Paola Lopez-Marte
  • Jesus Luevano
  • Ana Martinez-Tapia
  • Omar Martinez-Uribe
  • Ross McMillan
  • Brian Mendoza
  • Krystal Mills
  • Shiva Naidoo
  • Kingsley Njoku
  • Eugene Nwankwo
  • Gisela Ocasio
  • Jellyana Peraza
  • Michael Pimienta
  • Tatiana Policarpo
  • Yesenia Ramos
  • Julian Remouns
  • Anthony Robateau Colón
  • Abe Segura
  • Ariel Sims
  • Raseen Tariq
  • Eugenia Uche-Anya
  • ChiChi Udochi
  • Iboro Umana
  • Edgewood Warner II
  • Kathy Williams
  • Fitsum Woldesellassie
  • Muhammad Yousaf

This program was supported by unrestricted grants from AbbVie, Inc. and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals.

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