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AGA Research Foundation pilot research awards are an invaluable tool for investigators. They provide seed funding to explore promising new lines of research and generate preliminary data for larger grants. When Ans Pauwels, PhD, MPharmSc, received the 2016 AGA-Rome Foundation Pilot Award in Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders from the AGA Research Foundation, she was able to intensify her […]

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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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The hospital is often the intersection between patients’ medical illness and their social and financial issues. As physicians, it is important to recognize that patient care encompasses the prescribing of medications, the performing of procedures as well as systems-based practice, and ensuring that social and financial barriers do not impede access to, and delivery of, […]

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The AGA Community is a member-only online forum where you can connect with GIs from around the world. In recent years, it has become a steadfast sounding board for physicians to gain insight into their difficult patient scenarios. AGA members have reached out to their colleagues to determine best practices for therapies, diagnoses and disease-management options […]

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AGA’s 2018 Presidential Plenary session was packed, and excitement in the room was palpable! On the stage sat Sheila Crowe, our outgoing president, with David Lieberman, our incoming president. Our new logo was proudly and prominently displayed. In addition to expert presentations on eosinophilic esophagitis, colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, several abstracts were highlighted. […]

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The obesity epidemic in the U.S. is no longer a new problem; however, despite continued emphasis on disease burden, more than two-thirds of Americans are considered overweight or obese.1 Gastroenterologists are uniquely positioned to take the lead in managing the disease considering their extensive training in the pathophysiology of the digestive tract, management of common […]

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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 […]