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Help us secure hepatology’s future with a donation.

The need for research has never been more critical, and the need for hepatology professionals has never been greater. In 2017, the AASLD Foundation awarded just over $3.348 million in research and career development awards funding – the largest investment in the last 10 years! Even with these commitments, meritorious research continues to go unfunded.

 

Please help us do more. Your contribution to AASLD Foundation will help to fill the unmet needs for funding of new research, and provide for increased training and education by making possible:

  • Abstract Awards which allow young investigators the opportunity to present their outstanding research to an international audience at The Liver Meeting®
  • Multi-Year Research Awards in Basic, Clinical, and Translational Research
  • Career Development Awards to encourage front-line providers to pursue specialized training in hepatology
  • Online education resources for primary care health providers.

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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