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Imagine a world without liver diseases. We can see that world – and we believe it is possible. That’s why we are boldly investing in innovative hepatology research, and in the people who study and treat liver disease.

The AASLD Foundation was created to fill the void between bright, talented researchers and the funding needed to encourage their discoveries. Additionally, we exist to provide essential resources to train health care professionals in providing care for patients with liver disease.

As the largest private supporter of hepatology research in the US, we have awarded nearly $40 million in research and career development awards since 2000. Every dollar donated is more than doubled when you consider follow-on funding from the NIH and other funding sources.

If you have thoughts about our work or new areas that we could be focusing on through the AASLD Foundation, share them with me via email or Twitter at @AASLDFoundation.

Thanks for exploring our site to see how we are making a difference through our research and career development initiatives, the Fundamentals of Liver Disease, and to learn how you can help us do more through a donation.

Bruce R. Bacon, MD, FAASLD
Chair, AASLD Foundation

Investing in Hepatology Research and the People Who Treat Liver Diseases

In this video, Bruce Bacon, MD, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, explains what the Foundation does and how you can help advance hepatology through your personal investment in research and advanced training.