GI News and Events

PAND Young Dietitian of the Year

Therezia Alchoufete, MS, RD, LDN will receive the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (PAND) “Young Dietitian of the Year Award” at the PAND Annual Meeting in April 2021.  Ms. Alchoufete is the lead dietitian for the UPMC IBD Center’s Total Care-IBD...

Dr. Whitcomb’s Life Insights Featured by ACG

ACG Magazine highlighted the life’s work and purpose of David Whitcomb, MD, PhD in his article, “Perspectives and Advice to Trainees and the Next Generation of Physicians and Scientists”.  Dr. Whitcomb discusses attributes for a meaningful career and life in this...

Congratulations Dr. Levinthal: “AGAF”

David J. Levinthal, MD, PhD, AGAF has been inducted as an American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Fellow.  The AGA honors superior professional achievement in clinical practice and research with fellowship in the organization.  Fellowships are awarded to...

Dr. Evans Explores Depression & Anxiety in CP

Anna Evans Phillips, MD, MS discusses behavioral medicine approaches to improve quality of life scores for chronic pancreatitis (CP) patients in a compelling article in Physicians Weekly, Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pancreatitis. 

Reflections on Physician Grief

In Physicians in Mourning: Grieving with a Purpose, Anna Evans Phillips, MD, MS explores a seldom discussed aspect of physician self care, the acknowledgement and processing of grief.  Dr. Evans is an associate editor for the Allegheny County Medical Society Bulletin...

Dr. Adam Slivka Honored as ASGE Master

Adam Slivka, MD, PhD will receive one of top honors from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).  Dr. Slivka will receive the ASGE’s Master Endoscopist Award in May 2020 at the ASGE’s annual meeting.  This award recognized clinicians who spend the...

Dr. Randall Brand: CGA President

Randall Brand, MD has been elected national president for The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC).   The CGA works to improve the understanding of the basic science of inherited colorectal cancer and inherited gastrointestinal...

Dr. Arteel Appointed to AASLD Committee

Gavin Arteel, PhD has been appointment to the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Nominating Committee for a two-year term.  The AASLD Nominating committee increases workforce recruitment, mentoring, and career development activities.  

Dr. Shaikh Receives Liver Grant

Obaid S. Shaikh, MD has received a grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals to study “Predictive Modeling of Acute Kidney Injury-Hepatorenal Syndrom (AKI_HRS) Among U.S. Veterans with Cirrhosis”.

Dr. Behari to Explore Precision Medicine for NAFLD Treatments

Jaideep Behari, MD, PhD has received a multi-PI grant to study Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver DiseaSE (NAFLD) in collaboration with Alex Soto-Gutierrez, MD, PhD from Pathology and Lans Taylor, PhD from Computational and Systems Biology. 

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