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Congrats to the 45 researchers selected for 2021 AGA Research Foundation awards

The Foundation introduced new awards in the 2021 awards cycle addressing diversity of GI investigators and the need for GI-specific COVID-19 research.
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We’re excited to announce the 45 researchers inducted into the 2021 class of AGA Research Foundation Awards Program recipients.

In the 2021 awards cycle, the AGA Research Foundation will provide over $2.5 million in research funding to some of the most promising researchers in gastroenterology and hepatology. New for 2021, to address current priorities for AGA and the field, we launched a COVID-19 research award and established a summer undergraduate research fellowship to introduce talented underrepresented minority students into GI research. Check out the recipients below.

Research Scholar Awards

  • AGA Research Scholar Award

    AGA Research Scholar Award

  • AGA Research Scholar Award

    AGA Research Scholar Award

  • AGA Research Scholar Award

    AGA Research Scholar Award

  • AGA Research Scholar Award

    AGA Research Scholar Award

  • AGA Research Scholar Award in Digestive Disease Health Disparities

    AGA Research Scholar Award in Digestive Disease Health Disparities

  • AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

AGA Research Scholar Award

Kathleen E. DelGiorno, PhD, MS, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

AGA Research Scholar Award

Wenjie Ma, MBBS, ScD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

AGA Research Scholar Award

Dennis Shung, MD, MHS, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

AGA Research Scholar Award

Brian A. Sullivan, MD, MHS, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

AGA Research Scholar Award in Digestive Disease Health Disparities

Victoria G. Weis, PhD, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Kristin E. Burke, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Specialty Awards

  • Nilay Sethi, MD, PhD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dawit Kidane-Mulat, PhD, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 
  • Noah Ashenafi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Evans Berreondo Giron, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Secunda Kariuki, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Jordan Mubako, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Rafael Montero, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania
  • Rebecca Zasloff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

 

 

Pilot Awards

  • Naruhiko Ikoma, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
  • Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, MS, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Joanna M.P. Melia, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Sufeng Zhang, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Hossam Abdelsamed, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Ling Shao, MD, PhD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Shuang Wang, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York

COVID-19 Research Awards

  • Jeffrey W. Brown, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • David A. Drew, PhD, and Long H. Nguyen, MD, MS, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Abstract Awards

  • Kibrom Alula, PhD, MS, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
  • Rahul Dalal, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Phillip Gu, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • Wenjie Ma, MBBS, MS, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Anita Rao, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Nicolette Rodriguez, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Saeed Soleymanjahi, MD, MPH, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Kartikeya Tripathi, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate Campus, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Rishi Bansal, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Natasha Golovchenko, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark, New Jersey
  • Adam Hamilton, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Luo Jia, MS, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
  • Rachel Levantovsky, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
  • James Luo, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Kushal Saha, MS, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
  • Jiho Sohn, State University of New York, Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
  • Matthew Townsend, MS, MPP, Harvard University Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Parth Trivedi, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
  • Grace Wang, MD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Vanessa Yu, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Joyce Zhou, Harvard University Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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