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The AGA Research Foundation offers its flagship grant, the AGA Research Scholar Award, to the most promising early career investigators. Kyle Staller, MD, MPH, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, is no exception. We’re thrilled to highlight Dr. Staller— a2016 AGA Research Scholar Award winner—as our AGA Research Foundation researcher […]

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In April 2019, the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology hosted its annual meeting, the AGA Tech Summit. It was the summit’s 10th anniversary, and we celebrated with fantastic presentations and networking. As always, this year’s Shark Tank was a highlight of the AGA Tech Summit and represents the progress our field is making […]

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Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH, AGAF, began his term as the 114th president of the AGA Institute during Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. Dr. El-Serag is former editor-in-chief of AGA’s journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He currently serves as chair of the department of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, following a decade […]

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Introduction The topic of unconscious bias has risen to the forefront of conversations in academic medicine. At Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019, the AGA Diversity Committee sponsored a symposium for our members to join the discussion. With a focus on patient care, we pose the question: Does race impact the health of the communities we […]

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Esophageal symptoms are common and affect at least a quarter of the population. There are a multitude of diagnostic tests available, but no true gold standard and each test is complementary.  Endoscopy allows direct visualization of the mucosa, biopsy acquisition and potential dilation — but does not directly assess motility, biomechanical properties or bolus transit.  […]