GI News and Events

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,...

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...

Dr. David Binion Receives Sherman Prize

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...

Dr. Schoen Quoted by NBC News

Colonoscopy expert and Division chief Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH was interviewed by NBC News related to the effectiveness of annual home stool testing vs. colonoscopy to detect colon cancer.

Dr. Singhvi Receives Inaugural CAPER Honor

Ajay Singhvi, MD, Year II Gastroenterology Fellow, has been selected for the inaugural “Pancreas Scholar” class by the Collaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education & Research (CAPER).  CAPER’s Pancreas Scholars Program is a one-year, educational program and...

Dr. McGee Receives Carnegie Teaching Award

James B. McGee, MD was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Carnegie Science Award in the University/Post-Secondary Educator award category in May 2018. This award was presented by the Carnegie Science Center in recognition of Dr. McGee’s excellent work and...

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