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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.


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

For more information about the Innovation Fund and the application process, visit