The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has announced the recipients of its Research Foundation Research Scholars Awards for 2013. Edaire Cheng, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas is one of the three recipients of this prestigious award.
In a press release by the American Gastroenterological Association, AGA Research Foundation chairperson Nicholas F. LaRusso, MD said of the award recipients:
“These young researchers are the future of our field. AGA is committed to supporting young scholars who are paving the way for promising research developments and new therapies. This year’s honorees have embarked on their extraordinary research careers and demonstrate exceptional promise, and we look forward to seeing what they will accomplish with the help of this funding.”
Dr. Cheng is recipient of the award, consisting of $180,000 ($90,000 per year for two years) in funds to help support her research in the area of Eosinophilic Esophagitis Fibrogenesis.
The other two recipients receiving the research scholar award alongside Dr. Cheng are
- Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH of the Mayo Clinic and
- Hamed Khalili, MD, MPH of Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, the AGA named one AGA Institute President’s Research Scholar honoree –
Carol M. Aherne, PhD at the University of Colorado.