Research Awards Committee

Purpose

Responsible for reviewing submitted applications for AASLD Foundation Research Awards and Fellowships; reviewing/updating documents for the following year; selecting award/fellowship recipients for the following awards/fellowships:

  • Bridge Award
  • Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award
  • Afdhal / McHutchison LIFER Award
  • Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award
  • Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award
  • Pilot Research Award
  • Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Diseases

Tasks

The Committee will:

  • Review and score submitted award/fellowship applications
  • Discuss and select award/fellowship recipients
  • Review interim progress reports
  • Be available for committee conference calls when necessary
  • Be available for an in-person committee meeting during the Annual Meeting
  • Coordinate all meeting logistics through AASLD Foundation staff.
  • Work within the budget and policies set forth by the Governing Board.

The Research Awards Committee Chair will:

  • Direct the committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Prepare written reports for the AASLD Foundation Board and/or AASLD Governing Board.
  • Make policy recommendations to the AASLD Foundation Board.

Qualifications And Responsibilities Of Members

  • Support the mission of the AASLD Foundation.
  • Serve as an advocate for the AASLD Foundation in public settings.
  • Commit time to participate in committee conference calls, meetings, and events.
  • Be personally engaged in activities and programs.
  • Make a campaign gift commensurate with ability.

Size, Term, And Composition

30-35 members who will each serve one (1) three-year term.

Appointment

Committee members will be selected by the AASLD President-Elect, with the advice and consent of the AASLD Foundation Board.

Reports To

The committee reports to the AASLD Foundation Board. Written reports are submitted for each Foundation Board Meeting.

Meetings

The committee will meet via conference call or in-person at least once per quarter.

Work Outside Of Meetings

Moderate

Costs

Individual committee member expenses are reimbursed in accordance with Association policy.

Relates To Goal

2.2. Formalize fundraising strategy to assure ongoing support of research awards program.

Committee Members

Chair
Wendy A. Henderson, PhD, FAASLD

Vice-chair
Richard K. Sterling, MD, MSC, FAASLD

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Puneet Puri, MD, MBBS, FAASLD
Joel P. Wedd, MD, MPH

Staff Liaisons
Julia C. Merrill, MSML, CAE
Victoria Wyma

Members
Jeffrey H. Albrecht, MD
Udayan Apte, PhD, DABT
Juliane I Beier, PhD
Alexander Bondoc, MD
Rotonya M. Carr, MD, FACP
X Charlie Dong, PhD
Caroline C. Duwaerts, PhD
Udeme Ekong, MD, MPH, FAASLD
Baran A. Ersoy, PhD
Romina Fiorotto, PhD
Shannon S. Glaser, PhD
James P. Hamilton, MD, FAASLD
Petra Hirsova, PharmD, PhD
Sumera I. Ilyas, MD
David E. Kaplan, MD, MSC, FAASLD
Mandana Khalili, MD

Jessica Maiers, PhD
Harmeet Malhi, MBBS, FAASLD
Fanyin Meng, MD, PhD, FAASLD
Alan C. Mullen, MD, PhD
Natalia Osna, MD, PhD, FAASLD
Ponni V. Perumalswami, MD
Michele Teresa Pritchard, PhD
Giorgio A. Roccaro, MD, MSCE
Yaron Rotman, MD, MSCE, FAASLD
Takeshi Saito, MD, PhD
Ekihiro Seki, MD, PhD, FAASLD
Suzanne R. Sharpton, MD, MAS
Emmanuel Thomas, MD, PhD, FAASLD
Silvia M. Vilarinho, MD, PHD
Robert J. Wong, MD