Julius Wilder, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (Gastroenterology), and Cynthia Moylan, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (Gastroenterology), are the recipients of 2018 awards from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Foundation.
Dr. Wilder received a clinical, translational, and outcomes research award in liver transplantation for his project "The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status on Listing for Liver Transplant after Referral."
Dr. Moylan received a Bridge Award for "Genetic and Epigenetic Markers of Progressive Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease."
In addition, Kuo Do, PhD, a post-doc in the lab of Anna Mae Diehl, MD, received the Afdhal/McHutchison LIFER Award for the project "Pathophysiological Role of Glutaminolysis in Human NAFLD Progression."
Wilder, Moylan and Do are among 36 future leaders in hepatology who were selected to receive awards this year based on their professional potential, experience and the commitment of their faculty mentors, quality of the proposed research project or clinical program, and the clinical and/or academic environment of their institution.