Dr. Kim Brown Assumes Role as AASLD Foundation Chair

Alexandria, VA – The AASLD Foundation proudly announces the commencement of Dr. Kim Brown as its new Chair. As a distinguished leader in the field of hepatology, Dr. Brown brings a wealth of experience and commitment to advancing liver research and education.  

“I am excited to begin my term as AASLD Foundation Chair spearheading efforts to invest in research and education, and people who are advancing the science of hepatology,” says Dr. Brown. 

With an extensive background in hepatology and a track record of groundbreaking contributions to the field, Dr. Brown is well positioned to lead the Foundation in its mission to prevent and cure liver disease.  

As Chair, Dr. Brown will work closely with the Foundation Board of Trustees to guide the strategic direction of the association including overseeing partnerships that support researchers, clinicians, and investigators who are dedicated to liver health. In 2023 alone, the Foundations funding programs supported 148 individuals and since 2000 more than 1,900 recipients and over $60 million in funding have been awarded.  

 “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kim Brown as the new AASLD Foundation Chair,” said Julie Deal, Executive Director of AASLD Foundation. “Her expertise and passion for investing in liver disease align perfectly with the Foundation’s funding goals. Under her leadership, we anticipate exciting leadership developments.” 

Dr. Brown’s vision for the Foundation includes fostering the relationships of Fellows of AASLD. As leaders and respected members of the association, Dr. Brown looks to them to lead the charge in support of the Foundation’s mission by achieving a 100% support goal from Fellow leaders.  

The Foundation looks forward to Dr. Kim’s leadership and guidance.  

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About the AASLD Foundation 

AASLD Foundation is a charitable organization that invests in innovative hepatology research and in the people who study and treat liver disease. As the largest private supporter of hepatology research and career development in the United States, the Foundation fills the void between bright, talented researchers and clinicians and the financial resources needed.