Eureka Alert

Bethesda, MD (May 24, 2018) — The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the AGA Research Foundation are pleased to award 41 investigators with more than $2 million in research funding in the 2018 award year.

“We were amazed by the quality of applications received in 2018,” said Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH, AGAF, chair, AGA Research Foundation. “The AGA Research Foundation is excited to add 41 investigators into the AGA Research Foundation awards family and we look forward to seeing the results of their research. Based on the proposals, we are confident that the newest class of awardees will continue to push gastroenterology and hepatology research forward and contribute to the next big discoveries in our field.”

The AGA Research Foundation Awards Program recruits, retains and supports the most promising investigators in gastroenterology and hepatology. With AGA Research Foundation funding, recipients have protected time to continue their fundamental research into causes and treatments for digestive disorders. AGA grants have launched the careers of investigators doing important work that translates to new patient care tools for clinicians and better outcomes for patients.

The awards program is made possible thanks to generous donors and funders contributing to the AGA Research Foundation. Learn more about the


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