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The ACG Institute for Clinical Research & Education was founded in 1994 and is a center of innovation as well as a major source of funding for clinically oriented research and educational programming that benefits both clinicians and patients. The Institute and the ACG have granted more than $24.4 million to 667 investigators for research directly relating to the practice of clinical gastroenterology.

Looking ahead, the ACG Institute’s continued investment in career development awards and funding for GI fellows-in-training will foster clinical innovations in gastroenterology and hepatology that will improve patient care and strengthen the capabilities of practitioners. The College is proud of the achievements of its funded investigators and plans to invest more fully in their leadership and success.

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The mission of the ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education is to promote digestive health through education of the clinician, the patient, and the public, to support clinical research and innovation in gastroenterology and hepatology, and to raise public awareness about prevention of digestive disease.


The ACG Institute is celebrating 25 years of providing clinically oriented research and educational programming.

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Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), MACG
Scottsdale, Arizona
Director, ACG Institute


Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG
Houston, Texas
Chair, ACG Educational Affairs Committee


Delbert L. Chumley, MD, MACG
San Antonio, Texas


Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Chair, ACG Research Committee


David A. Johnson, MD, MACG
Norfolk, Virginia


Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG
Scottsdale, Arizona
ACG Vice President


W. Elwyn Lyles, MD, MACG
Maryville, Tennessee


Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FACG
Charlotte, North Carolina

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG
New York, New York


Rena H. Yadlapati, MD, MSHS, FACG
San Diego, California


Bradley C. Stillman, Esq.
Bethesda, Maryland
ACG Executive Director

The LE&E Center Advisory Board

Photo Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), MACG
Director, ACG Institute
Photo Uchenna A. Agbim, MD
Photo Sophie M. Balzora, MD, FACG
Photo Eric Esrailian, MD
Ethical Care
Photo Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG
Photo Lisa L. Strate, MD, MPH, FACG
Photo Bradley C. Stillman, Esq.
ACG Executive Director, (Ex-officio)