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Gastroenterology​


The Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Specialty Research Network is a multi-disciplinary group of clinician-investigators that evaluates clinically important questions to inform new treatments and new approaches for care in diseases of the pancreas, liver, biliary (gallbladder) system, stomach, small bowel, and colon.  These include inflammatory, infectious, malignant, and immune-related disorders. The group’s investigations are supported by several sources including The Permanente Medical Group, the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and private non-profit foundations. 


​Physicians Involved in Research

Upcoming Events

WHAT 

​WHEN 

​WHERE

​American College of Gastroenterology: Clinical Meeting and Postgraduate Course

October 24-28, 2020

​Nashville, TN

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) annual meeting

​November 13-17, 2020

​Boston, MA

​Digestive Disease Week

May 2-5, 2020

​Chicago, IL


Recent Achievements 

A big congratulations to Theodore Levin, MD, for receiving the 2018 Sidney Garfield Exceptional Contribution Award, for colorectal screenings. His accomplishments in improving colorectal cancer screening have led to a 25% decrease in the incidence of colorectal cancer and a 50% decrease in mortality, respectively within Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

To learn more about Dr. Levin's work please follow this link to his award announcement.


Ongoing and Completed Gastroenterology Projects, All Funding Mechanisms

Benefits of Hepatitis C Virus Cure.
Varun Saxena, Julie Schmittdiel. Gastroenterology. RAU. Ongoing.

Comprehensive Colorectal Cancer Risk Prediction To Inform Personalized Screening.
Doug Corley, Jeff Lee. Gastroenterology. NCI. Ongoing.

Effectiveness of Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Average Risk Adults: Colonoscopy vs. FIT (SCOLAR2).
Doug Corley, T.R. Levin. Gastroenterology. NCI. Ongoing.

Evaluation of a Novel Pharmacy Program for Reducing Variation in Prescribing Biologics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Jennifer Chan . Gastroenterology. CB. Ongoing.

Identifying the Determinants and Incidence of Colorectal Neoplasia after a Negative Colonoscopy in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Fernando Velayos . Gastroenterology. CB. Ongoing.

Impact of Colonoscopist on Diagnostic Yield of Colonoscopy in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Fernando Velayos . Gastroenterology. CB. Ongoing.

Implementation success of integrated program on hepatitis B identification, surveillance, and treatment.
Krisna Chai & Joanna Ready, Andy Avins. Gastroenterology. RAU. Ongoing.

K Award.
Jeff Lee. Gastroenterology. NCI. Ongoing.

Optimization of diagnosis, surveillance of colonic sessile serrated adenomas.
Dan Li, Lisa Herrinton. Gastroenterology. PRP. Ongoing.

Optimizing Colorectal Cancer Screening PREcision and Outcomes in CommunIty-baSEd Populations (PRECISE).
Doug Corley, T.R. Levin. Gastroenterology. NCI. Ongoing.

PREDICT PCCC: PREDICTing Post Colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer.
T.R. Levin, Jeffrey Lee, Vincent Liu, Charles Quesenberry, Oleg Sofrygin . Gastroenterology. PRP. Ongoing.

Preventative Health Care Utilization in High Risk Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Benjamin Hassid . Gastroenterology. CB. Ongoing.

Retrospective Validation of MeScore for Identification of Colorectal Cancer (CRC).
Doug Corley, T.R. Levin. Gastroenterology. Industry. Ongoing.

Risk of Metachronous Advanced Neoplasia After Colonoscopic Polypectomy in Younger Patients.
Gene Ma. Gastroenterology. CB. Ongoing.

System-Level Capture of Family History Data to Assess Risk of Cancer and Provide Longitudinal Care Coordination.
Doug Corley. Gastroenterology. PCORI. Ongoing.

The Incidence of Gastric Adenocarcinoma after Helicobacter Pylori Eradication Therapy in a Large U.S. Population.
Dan Li . Gastroenterology. CB. Ongoing.

Variable Phenotypes of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Does Gender, Age and Race Play a Role?.
Pauline Mysliwiec . Gastroenterology. CB. Ongoing.

Prevalence of Severe Infections in Elderly Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Benjamin Hassid . Gastroenterology. CB. Completed.