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Congrats to the 2023 AGA Institute Council award recipients

These three individuals were celebrated during DDW 2023.
AGA Council awardees
AGA Council awardees

We’re thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 AGA Institute Council awards. These impressive individuals were celebrated during Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2023, May 6-9, in Chicago.

Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG) Basic Science Trainee Award

The AGA Institute Council GRG Basic Science Trainee Award is presented to an early career investigator who submits the highest-scoring abstract in basic science. 

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Suyavaran Arumugam, PhD

Yale University
Abstract title: TGF-β Mediated HSC Transdifferentiation Requires Release of Mitochondrial DNA and Activation of the Cytosolic CGAS-Sting-IRF3 Pathway

Health Care Disparities Research Award

The AGA Institute Council Health Care Disparities Research Award recognizes disparities research at DDW. First bestowed at DDW 2021, this award is presented to the top oral and poster abstracts to recognize outstanding work in racial and ethnic healthcare disparities. 

Top oral

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Saeed Soleymanjahi, MD, MPH

Yale New Haven Hospital
Yale School of Medicine, Yale University
Abstract title: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Racial and Socio-Economic Disparities on Receiving Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations in the United States

Top poster

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Karthik Goli

Baylor College of Medicine 
Abstract title: Delays in Liver Transplant Evaluation Among Hispanic Patients

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