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In 2016, AASLD launched the Innovation Fund to identify and support new ideas for enhancing the society’s mission. Awards of $10,000 to $60,000 are available for one- to two-year innovative projects.

Six projects have been funded so far.

2017

Cycle 1 Recipients

  • Social Media Essentials
    Communications and Technology Committee
    Description: AASLD's Social Media Essentials provides the tools you need to join, engage and thrive in a social health care environment.
  • Development of an Electronic Causality Assessment Tool for Diagnosis of Drug-Induced Liver Injury
    Hepatotoxicity SIG

Cycle 2 Recipients

  • Development of an App to Predict ACLF and Mortality in Cirrhotic Inpatients
    Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, FAASLD / Acute on Chronic Liver Failure SIG
  • EL-Fit: The Physical Fitness App for End-Stage Liver Disease
    Andres Duarte-Rojo, MD, DSc / Clinical Practice SIG
  • Hepatology Curriculum for Medical Students
    Steven K. Herrine, MD, FAASLD / Membership and Mentorship Committee
  • Effect of Smartphone Remote Monitoring in Predicting Outcomes in Patients with Cirrhosis
    Nikroo Hashemi, MD, MPH / Public Health/Health Care Delivery SIG

Any AASLD member may apply, but applications must be submitted through a SIG or committee. Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Inquiry to determine Committee/SIG interest in sponsoring their application. Letters should be addressed to the appropriate Committee Chair or SIG Chair and emailed to Julia Merrill at jmerrill@aasld.org.

For more information about the Innovation Fund and the application process, visit aasld.org/innovationfund.