GI News and Events

IBD Connect Featured on KDKA TV News

Randi Sigal and Pamela Wein-Levy, RN, founders of IBD Connect, and patient Joseph Glassbrener were featured on KDKA TV in August 2019.  The meaningful impact of IBD Connect’s patient advocacy, education, and support offerings were introduced.

Dr. Arteel Receives Alumni of the Year Honor

Gavin Arteel, PhD received the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s “Alumni of the Year” award in the University’s Pharamcy-Toxicology Program in Spring 2019.  Dr. Arteel received this honor related to his internationally recognized liver disease research...

Dr. Levinthal Receives IFFGD National Award

David Levinthal, MD, PhD received a national research award from the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) at the 2019 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference in San Diego, CA in May 2019.  Dr. Levinthal was one of only three...

Dr. Dueker Receives 1st Place VA Award

Jeffrey Dueker, MD, chief GI fellow, won the first place award in the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s May 2019 Research Week for his research project, “Performance of the Veterans Choice Program for Colonoscopy Referrals at a Tertiary VA Center”.  Dr....

Pitt & UPMC Research @ DDW 2019

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, in collaboration with University of Pittsburgh and UPMC colleagues, will present 68 outstanding research lectures and posters at Digestive Disease Week 2019 (DDW). 

Dr. Dueker on Team to Decide “Best of IBD” @ DDW 2019

Jeffrey Dueker, MD, chief GI fellow at UPMC, will serve as a team member to uncover the best Inflammatory Bowel Disease research abstracts at Digestive Disease Week 2019.  In addition to Dr. Dueker, this team will be comprised of ten international IBD...

Tackling Chronic Abdominal Pain

Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD and Emily Weaver, LCSW are featured in the May 2019 issue of GI and Hepatology News related to their novel collaborative multidisciplinary work on gastrointestinal pain management without opioids.  Dr. Szigethy and Ms. Weaver are both...

Ms. Shelton Honored for Contributions

PhD candidate, Celeste Shelton, received the Robert E. Ferrell Award for Excellence from the Department of Human Genetics for her contributions to the University of Pittsburgh and to science endeavors.  Ms. Shelton worked as a research scholar in the Division of...

Dr. Levinthal Awarded IFFGD Research Award

David Levinthal, MD, PhD has received a 2019 International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (FFGD) Research Recognition Award.  Dr. Levinthal is being recognized for his accomplishments to advance the understanding and care of chronic gastrointestinal...

Dr. David Binion Receives Sherman Prize

David G. Binion, MD received the coveted Sherman Prize for his analysis of “Big Data” to better understand IBD and to optimize treatment strategies for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  Dr. Binion received this competitive award at the December...

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