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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:

  • Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Diseases
  • Clinical and Translational Research Awards
  • Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
  • Career Development Award in Liver Transplantation
  • AASLD/LIFER Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship

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

  • Meena B. Bansal, MD, FAASLD
    Chair
  • David E. Kaplan, MD, MSc, FAASLD
    Vice-Chair
  • Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD, MPH, FAASLD
    Member
  • Estella M. Alonso, MD, FAASLD
    Member
  • Rolland C. Dickson, MD, FAASLD
    Member
  • Wen-Xing Ding, MD, PhD, FAASLD
    Member
  • Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, DSc
    Member
  • Gen-Sheng Feng, PhD
    Member
  • Stephen A. Harrison, MD, FAASLD
    Member
  • Wendy A. Henderson, PhD
    Member
  • Patricia S. Latham, MD, EdD, FAASLD
    Member
  • Tiangang Li, PhD
    Member
  • Zhiping Li, MD, FAASLD
    Member
  • Benita McVicker, PhD, FAASLD
    Member
  • Alexander G. Miethke, MD
    Member
  • Pramod K. Mistry, MD, PhD, FRCP, FAASLD
    Member
  • Santiago J. Munoz, MD, FAASLD
    Member
  • Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FAASLD
    Member
  • Bernd Schnabl, MD
    Member
  • Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS, FACG, FAASLD
    Member
  • Amit G. Singal, MD, MS
    Member
  • Elizabeth K. Speliotes, MD, PhD, MPH
    Member
  • Carlo Spirli, PhD
    Member
  • Richard K. Sterling, MD, MSc, FAASLD
    Member
  • Andrew W. Tai, MD, PhD
    Member
  • Natalie J. Torok, MD, MSc, AGAF, FAASLD
    Member
  • Augusto Villanueva, MD, PhD
    Member
  • Min You, PhD
    Member
  • Julia C. Merrill
    Staff Liaison