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The ACG Institute for Clinical Research & Education was founded in 1994 and is a center of innovation as well 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 $21.3 million to 640 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.


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, FACG
Scottsdale, Arizona
Director, ACG Institute


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

David A. Johnson, MD, MACG
Norfolk, Virginia


Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, FACG
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Chair, ACG Research Committee

W. Elwyn Lyles, MD, FACG
Maryville, Tennessee


Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG
Charlottesville, Virginia
ACG Vice President


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

Harry E. Sarles, Jr., MD, FACG
Rockwall, Texas

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


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


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