Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil, Publishes Article in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Dr. May, director of the Melvin and Bren Simon GI Quality Program, published “Barriers to Follow-up Colonoscopies for Patients With Positive Results From Fecal Immunochemical Tests During Colorectal Cancer Screening,” in the February 2019 issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
What Research Says about Probiotic Supplements
Today’s Dietitian interviewed Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, chief of integrative medicine, Greater Los Angeles VA and health sciences professor of medicine in the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, in a feature in the December 2018 issue about probiotics and brain health. The story explores her researchinvolving probiotics in yogurt and human brain responses.
Lin Chang, MD, Appears on Good Day LA Wellness Wednesday
Dr. Chang, vice-chief of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, appeared on Good Day LA to discuss irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She discussed the stigma attached to IBS, common symptoms and when to see a physician. Watch here >
Arpana Gupta, PhD, Recipient of a 2019 AGA-Rome Foundation Functional GI and Motility Disorders Pilot Research Award
The Rome Foundation has supported research projects to guide innovations in the development of diagnostic criteria and to establish the international representation of gastrointestinal and motility disorders. In 2007, the foundation took the first formal step in establishing a regular process for awarding grants to young investigators on an annual basis. They published application guidelines and made a commitment to award an annual research grant of $30,000 to a young investigator. The goals of the awards are to (1) validate the Rome diagnostic criteria for functional GI disorders, (2) increase knowledge on the prevalence, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of these disorders, and (3) interest young investigators in pursuing research in this field. This process continued until 2013 when the Rome Foundation partnered with the American Gastroenterological Association added a second annual award and renamed these the AGA-Rome Foundation Functional GI and Motility Disorders Pilot Research Awards. Since 2014, the review committees has included reviewers from both the AGA and the Rome Foundation.
Neil Marya, MD, GI Fellow, Publishes Article in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE)
Dr. Marya’s original article, “A randomized controlled trial comparing efficacy of early video capsule endoscopy with standard of care in the approach to nonhematemesis GI bleeding” was selected for Volume 89, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages 33-43.e4 of GIE. Video interview with Dr. Marya >