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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 […]

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“Faster” is the new normative way of living and the demand for instant results affects every aspect of our lives. We want instant access to movies that can be streamed from our devices. We want our shopping purchases to be shipped to our door on the same day. We want the most reliable and accurate […]

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Additional contributors to this article: Jon Sanders, PHD, Anupriya Tripathi, Qiyun Zhu, Phd. The American Gut Project1 is the country’s largest open source crowd-funded citizen science project in existence today. As of early 2017, the project has raised over $2 million and processed over 14,000 samples from over 10,000 individuals (and counting). Over the last […]

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The mission of the AGA Institute Research Policy Committee (RPC) is to promote basic and clinical research in gastroenterology and hepatology. Over the last year, the RPC has engaged in several activities to further this mission. First, the RPC offered the AGA Institute Governing Board formal recommendations regarding prioritization and allocation of AGA’s endowment for […]

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AGA Community is an online forum, library and directory that launched in April 2016, providing a secure, AGA member-only network to connect colleagues based on their professional interests. The social platform creates a progressive year-round forum for collaboration with peers outside of the conference, lab, classroom or clinic. It has naturally evolved into a sounding […]

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Change. An old adage stipulates it is the one true constant in life, or, stated another way, “Change is inevitableexcept from a vending machine” (Robert Gallagher). On behalf of our new Board of Editors, we are honored, humbled and excited to oversee the next editorship team for Gastroenterology. The next iteration of Gastroenterology’s Board of […]

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Timothy Wang, MD, AGAF, of Columbia University began his term as the 111th president of AGA Institute immediately after Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016 this May. Dr. Wang has been an active AGA member since 1986, serving on the AGA By-Laws Committee, AGA Public Policy Committee and most recently as chair of the AGA Institute Research […]