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2014 AASLD Research and Career Development Award Recipients

The AASLD Liver Research Fund has committed $1.587 million in funding for the 2014 Research and Career Development Awards. This level of funding represents the largest single commitment in support of liver research and advanced hepatology training by any professional organization.

These sixteen future leaders in hepatology were selected to receive awards based on their professional potential, experience and commitment of their faculty mentors, quality of the proposed research project or clinical program, and the clinical and/or academic environment of their institution.  Applications are reviewed by a selected group of academic and clinical specialists, physicians, and associate practitioners in the fields of hepatology and transplant hepatology.

 

AASLD Liver Scholars

Ursula Andreo, PhD

     Ursula Andreo, PhD
     The Rockefeller University
     Research Project: Novel human in vitro models of VLDL biogenesis and HCV assembly

 

Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD

     Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD
     University of California, San Diego
     Research Project: The Relationship of Gut Microbiome and Time Restricted Feeding in Steatohepatitis

 

The 2014 AASLD Liver Scholar Awards are made possible through independent grants from AbbVie, Genentech, Merck, and donors to The AASLD Liver Research Fund.

 

Career Development Award in Liver Transplantation

In Memory of the University of Michigan Transplant Team

 Philip Y. Wai, MD

     Philip Y. Wai, MD
     Loyola University Chicago
     Research Project: Immune-editing for hepatocellular cancer in liver transplantation

 

The 2014 Career Development Award in Liver Transplantation is made possible through an independent grant from Astellas Scientific & Medical Affairs and donors to The AASLD Liver Research Fund.

 

Sheila Sherlock Clinical and Translational Research Award in Liver Diseases

Jay Luther, MD
     Jay Luther, MD
     Massachusetts General Hospital 
     Research Project: Evaluation of Gap Junctions in NASH pathogenesis

 

The 2014 Sheila Sherlock Clinical & Translational Research Award is made possible through an independent grant from Genentech and donors to The AASLD Liver Research Fund.

 

Clinical and Translational Research Award in Liver Diseases

James H. Tabibian, MD

     James H. Tabibian, MD
     Mayo Clinic Rochester
   

 Research Project: Intestinal permeability and enterohepatic metabolome in primary sclerosing cholangitis

The 2014 Clinical and Translational Research Award is made possible through an independent grant from  Merck and donors to The AASLD Liver Research Fund.      

 

Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

 

Lindsay Y. King, MD

Lindsay Y. King, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital   

 

James E. Squires, MD

James E. Squires, MD
Children's Hospital Medical Center

 

Alisha Mavis, MD

Alisha Mavis, MD
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

 

Lisa B. VanWagner, MD, MS

Lisa B. VanWagner, MD, MS
Northwestern University

 

Jessica L. Mellinger, MD, MSc

Jessica L. Mellinger, MD, MSc  
University of Michigan

 

Liu Harry Yang, MBBS

Liu Harry Yang, MBBS 
Mayo Clinic Rochester

The 2014 Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowships are made possible through independent grants from AbbVie, Merck, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Salix Pharmaceuticals, and donors to The AASLD Liver Research Fund.

 

AASLD/LIFER Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship in Liver Diseases


Negin Karimian, MD

     Negin Karimian, MD

     Massachusetts General Hospital
     Research Project: A Novel Approach to Improve Organ Availability and Viability for Liver Transplantation
 

The 2014 AASLD/LIFER Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship is made possible through an independent grant from the Liver Institute and Foundation for Education and Research (LIFER)and donors to The AASLD Liver Research Fund.  
 

NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship

Lauren F. Kemph, MS, AGPCNP-BC

Lauren F. Kemph, MS, AGPCNP-BC
Columbia University

Rachel C. Placzek, MPAS, PA-C

Rachel C. Placzek, MPAS, PA-C
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Rebekka J. Klemme, CNP

Rebekka J. Klemme, CNP
Avera McKennan Hospital

Jessica Wisocky, FNP-BC

Jessica Wisocky, FNP-BC
Massachusetts General Hospital

The 2014 NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowships are made possible through independent grants from Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and donors to The AASLD Liver Research Fund.