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Your donation leads to tomorrow’s cures. Since 2000, we have provided more than $50 million to advance liver research and advanced hepatology training opportunities. Your gift will:

  • Fund new and innovative liver research
  • Foster increased access for a growing number of liver disease patients to adequately trained hepatology providers
  • Encourage young investigators to pursue careers in liver research
  • Support advanced hepatology training for front-line providers

We welcome your gift of any amount to support the work of AASLD Foundation, and your generosity will bring us one step closer to finding more treatments and cures for liver disease.

The Luxon Family Fund for Emerging Hepatology Scholars

The AASLD Foundation is pleased to introduce The Luxon Family Fund for Emerging Hepatology Scholars. This Fund will support one annual Emerging Liver Scholars Award, thereby ensuring long-term financial resources to encourage future hepatology leaders, and to attract the best and brightest physicians to pursue hepatology as their career choice. The Luxons, along with their friends, John and Diane Goody, have contributed significant gifts to establish this vital source of stability for the Emerging Liver Scholars initiative. We invite you to consider a gift to honor Dr. Luxon. A gift to this Fund will be a meaningful way to acknowledge his impact on developing hepatologists and academic hepatology leaders. Contact us if you would like to establish a pledge. Minimum pledge commitment is $1000.

Kimmy’s Liver Research Fund

This Fund was established in 2018 by Hoss Said, MBA, in honor of his former wife Kim Ostrom, who passed away from liver disease. The fund will support the Foundation’s Research and Career Development Awards, which invest in early-career and established researchers who are developing innovative treatments for liver disease. Thank you for considering a donation to honor Kim.

The Anna S. Lok Fund for Excellence in Research and Training

The AASLD Foundation is pleased to introduce The Anna S. Lok Fund for Excellence in Research and Training. This Fund will encourage the academic careers of exceptional trainees by supporting an annual Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Award. The $30,000 Award provides research support to boost the awardee’s career as an academic hepatologist during his/her first faculty year at an academic institution that will provide protected time to the applicant to perform mentored research. Dr. Lok has made a significant gift to permanently endow this Award. You are invited to make a gift to support this endowment and the Award – and to honor Dr. Lok’s lifelong dedication to the mentoring, training, and development of the next generation of hepatologists.

Contact Us if you would like to establish a pledge. Minimum pledge commitment is $1000.

The Paul Angulo Travel Award for Best Abstract in Clinical NAFLD

Dr. Angulo was an exceptional clinical researcher who earned international prestige for his work on autoimmune and fatty liver disease. The goal of the award is to encourage clinical research in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The award will be given to the young investigator submitting the most promising abstract in clinical research related to NAFLD to The Liver Meeting®. Award: $2,500; contingent upon availability of funding support each year.

The Sherrie H. Cathcart Travel Award

This award is named in honor of Sherrie H. Cathcart for her many years of dedicated service as the Executive Director of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The goal of this award is to inspire young investigators to present their research at The Liver Meeting®. Award: $2,500; contingent upon availability of funding support each year.

The Professor Margit Hamosh Travel Award

This award honors the life and legacy of Dr. Hamosh, a holocaust survivor and distinguished pediatrics professor at Georgetown University. This award is presented to a fellow or junior investigator who submits the most outstanding abstract on hepatocellular carcinoma research for The Liver Meeting®. Award: $2,500; contingent upon availability of funding support each year.

The Maribel Rodriguez-Torres Travel Award

Dr. Rodríguez -Torres was a renowned researcher and treater of HCV. She treated her patients with the utmost respect and care, and never gave up fighting for a cure for Hepatitis C. A pioneer for the latest treatments for HIV-HCV patients, Maribel dedicated her entire life to her work. The goal of this memorial award is to encourage young investigators residing in Latin America or Spain in the area of Hepatitis C. Award: $2,500; contingent upon availability of funding support each year.

The Leonard B. Seeff Award for Outstanding Research by a Young Investigator

This award is named in in recognition of Dr. Leonard B. Seeff’s legacy as a leader in the field of hepatology, his commitment to training future leaders, and his many contributions to both hepatology and AASLD over the past half century. The goal of this award is to inspire young investigators to present their research at The Liver Meeting®. Award: $2,500; contingent upon availability of funding support each year.

 

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