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Basic Science at DDW: Congrats to These Winners!

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is excited to congratulate the recipients of the DDW Basic Science Travel Awards. Twenty early-career investigators were selected to receive a $1,000 grant to attend DDW 2022 and present their abstracts featuring the latest in basic science research.

Jessica Bernard, Graduate student, USC/CHLA

Ashley Calder, Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Michigan

Kaitlin Carson, Graduate assistant, Penn State College of Medicine

Ela Contreras Panta, PhD candidate, Vanderbilt University

Rabina Giri, PhD student, University of Queensland

Yuting Huang, Postdoctoral research fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Jazmyne Jackson, Predoctoral student, Temple University

Kaitlyn Jackson, PhD Student and graduate student research assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Chaowapong Jarasvaraparn, Pediatric advanced hepatology fellow, Washington University School of Medicine

Andrea Kim, Postdoctoral researcher, University of California San Diego

Brett Loman, Assistant professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Raaj Mehta, Chief fellow in gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Ryan Morgan, General surgery resident, University of Chicago

Jeong-Su Park, Graduate student, Chungbuk National University

John Pignataro, Student doctor, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michaela Quintero, Graduate research assistant, Augusta University

Leticia Tavares, PhD candidate, Monash University

Katsuhiro Tomofuji, PhD student, Kyoto University

Alexa Weingarden, Gastroenterology fellow, Stanford University

Naomi Wieser, PhD candidate, Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research

DDW 2022 Basic Science Highlights

Use the Basic Science DDW Track to find sessions specifically targeted to basic scientists. Below are a few highlights of basic science sessions that will be offered this year. Find more sessions in the DDW Online Planner by filtering by the Basic Science Track.

Session TitleSession TypeDate and Time
Late-Breaking Basic Science Abstract PlenaryPlenary SessionMay 21, 2–3:30 p.m.
AGA Basic Science Plenary Plenary SessionMay 21, 4–5:30 p.m.
Intestinal Inflammation, Fibrosis and Regeneration Research ForumMay 22, 2–3:30 p.m.
Stem Cells and Plasticity in the GI Tract Research SymposiumMay 23, 8–9:30 a.m.
Neuroimmune Connections and Their Contributions of GI Physiology and Disease Research SymposiumMay 23, 2–3:30 p.m.
Emerging Role of Epigenetics in Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Sensorimotor Dysfunctions Translation SymposiumMay 24, 8–9:30 a.m.
Best of DDWClinical SymposiumMay 24, 4–5:30 p.m.

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