2017-10-11 20:35:59 UTC

Oct. 12, 2017

Each year, we provide more than $2 million in research funding. See how this money is being used to advance the field and improve patient care.

What will the practice of gastroenterology look like in 20 years? It is our hope that physicians have an abundance of new tools and treatments to care for their patients suffering from digestive disorders.

How will we get there? New treatments and devices are the result of years of research.

To help make this dream a reality, AGA — through the AGA Research Foundation — has made a commitment to support investigators in GI and hepatology with its Research Awards Program. In the past year, the foundation provided $2.2 million in research funding to 52 highly qualified investigators. These diverse researchers range from young investigators to more seasoned leaders in GI, all embarking on novel research projects that will advance our understanding of digestive conditions and pave the way for future discoveries in the field.

A snapshot of the foundation’s impact this year is highlighted in the chart below. The AGA Research Foundation sincerely thanks all of its donors — without your gifts, this work wouldn’t be possible. Please join us in advancing GI research with a tax-deductible gift to the AGA Research Foundation.

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Sept. 13, 2017

Applications accepted from Sept. 11 through Oct. 13