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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 — a 2016 AGA Research Scholar Award winner — as our […]

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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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AGA Research Foundation pilot awards are an invaluable tool for investigators, because they provide seed funding to explore promising new lines of research and generate preliminary data for larger grants. So, when David L. Boone, PhD, received the 2017 AGA-Pfizer Young Investigator Pilot Research Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease from the AGA Research Foundation, he […]

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I read the debate articles by Dr. Luke John Day and Dr. Louis Korman regarding training of non-physicians to perform endoscopy with great interest. I appreciate that both sides of the argument were presented to balance the debate. Debate is important, but some positions may not deserve equal time. It is unwise and unnecessary as […]

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The inaugural Crohn’s & Colitis Congress™ (Jan. 18-20, 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada) gathered more than 1,250 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) health care professionals and featured more than 250 abstracts — with the goal of advancing research and transforming the care of IBD patients. The Crohn’s & Colitis Congress is a new partnership between the Crohn’s […]

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For 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) raised the bar for physicians and practices participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which was established under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). It will now be more difficult to earn the increasing number of […]

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Members of the work group: Fasiha Kanwal, Bruce R. Bacon, Lauren A. Beste, Joel V. Brill, Allen L. Gifford, Stuart C. Gordon, Michael A. Horberg, Jacob G. Manthey, Nancy Reau, Vinod K. Rustgi and Zobair M. Younossi Approximately 50 percent of Americans with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) are unaware of their infection status and […]

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Robert “Bob” Funderburg was well-known in Rockford, IL, and throughout the state as a successful businessman and philanthropist. Both Bob and his wife, Sally, were active in many charitable causes in Rockford and Chicago, particularly focusing their efforts in the areas of health care, the arts and education. In the spring of 1990, Bob’s life […]