GI News and Events

Dr. Moghe Honored by Academic Travel Grant

Akshata Moghe, MD, PhD, chief GI fellow, received a competitive travel grant to participate in the 2020 Academic  Skills Workshop, Strategies for Advancing Your GI and Hepatology Academic Career, sponsored by the AGA Institute and AASLD.  This workshop will occur in...

Dr. Arteel Summarizes 2019 AASLD Liver Meeting Basic Science

Gavin Arteel, PhD, FAASLD was selected by AASLD (American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases) to summarize the basic science research advancements presented at the 2019 Liver Meeting.  This national annual meeting was held from November 8-12, 2019 in Boston,...

Dr. Brand and Colleagues Honored by NPF

Randall E. Brand, MD received the National Pancreas Foundation’s highest community honor, the NPF Courage Award, in recognition of his outstanding patient care and research leadership in Pittsburgh and throughout the world.  NPF’s “Paint the Town Purple Courage for...

Dr. Schwartz Receives CCF “Night of Steel” Award

Marc Schwartz, MD will receive the “Night of Steel” honor from the Western PA / WV Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation in recognition of his compassionate patient care and his leadership in the IBD community.  Dr. Schwartz is the clinic leader for UPMC’s...

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, new GI and IBD attending, 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”.  ​

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, assistant professor of medicine, served 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 physicians,...

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