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AGA welcomes new Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists

ABGH's mission focuses on promoting health equity in Black communities, advancing science and developing the careers of Black gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and scientists.
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Last week the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH) launched with the purpose of addressing health care disparities in gastrointestinal and liver diseases disproportionately affecting Black communities.

AGA Institute President Bishr Omary, MD, AGAF, says that “AGA looks forward to partnering with ABGH on their mission — promoting health equity in Black communities, advancing science and developing the careers of Black gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and scientists.”

Through the AGA Equity Project, AGA has committed to a multi-year effort spanning all aspects of our organization to achieve equity and eradicate disparities in digestive diseases. 

“As we continue in our vision to achieve equity and eradicate GI health disparities in the AGA Equity Project, we are encouraged to see the formation of the Association for Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists join the fight to dismantle racism in our field, and the GI health inequities it engenders for Black communities specifically,” says Sandra Quezada, MD, MS, AGAF, co-chair of the AGA Equity Project advisory board. “I already see many highly accomplished gastroenterologists and hepatologists who I am honored to also call my friends in the group, and I am excited to see their progress, and the progress we can accomplish together.”

Congratulations to the co-founders and board of ABGH:

Sophie M. Balzora, MD, FACG, President
Renee Williams, MD, MPHE, Vice President
Ugo Iroku, MD, MHS, Secretary
Valerie Antoine-Gustave, MD, MPH, Treasurer
Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD, MPH
Rotonya M. Carr, MD
Darrell M. Gray II, MD, MPH, FACG
Alexandra Guillaume, MD
Rachel Issaka, MD, MS
Fola May, MD, PhD, MPhil
Pascale M. White, MD

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