Events

Each month, the Digestive Diseases Research Center hosts presentations by leaders in the field. A second monthly event, the Gastrointestinal Research-in-Progress Seminar showcases the work of junior investigators and helps establish new collaborations across disciplines. Focus groups in areas such as liver, pancreas and inflammatory bowel disease hold events, as well.

Upcoming Events


Exceptional Visiting Scientist Program

Date
Event
Presenter

Thursday, July 7, 2022

The Fungal Microbiome In IBD?

David Underhill
Janis and William Wetsman Family Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Professor and Chair of Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, August 4, 2022

TBD

Harmeet Malhi
Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Thursday, September 1, 2022

TBD

Debiao Li
Karl Storz Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Honor of Dr. George Berci, Director of Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, October 6, 2022

TBD

Sam Klein
William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science, Chief of Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Thursday, November 3, 2022

TBD

Eugene Chang
Martin Boyer Professor of Medicine, Associate Section Chief for Research in Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Chicago

Thursday, December 1, 2022

TBD

Yasuko Iwakiri
Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine

Thursday, January 5, 2023

TBD

Maria Abreu
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Director of Crohn's and Colitis Center, Martin Kalser Chair in Gastroenterology, Vice Chair of Research in Department of Medicine, Chair of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases
University of Miami Health System

Thursday, February 2, 2023

TBD

Dennis Jensen
Professor of Medicine, Director of CURE Hemostasis Research Group, Associate Director of UCLA CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Group
UCLA

Gastrointestinal Research-in-Progress (GRIP) Seminar

Date
Speaker
Area of Expertise

Friday, June 3, 2022

Ju Dong Yang
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Hepatology

Friday, July 1, 2022

Srinivas Gaddam 
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Pancreatic cancer

Friday, August 5, 2022

Gaurav Syal
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Inflammatory bowel disease

Friday, September 2, 2022

Maria Lauda Tomasi
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Hepatology

Friday, October 7, 2022

Phillip Gu
Fellow
Department of Medicine, Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Inflammatory bowel disease

Friday, November 4, 2022

Rabindra Watson
Director of Center for Metabolic Health, Co-Director of Bariatric Endoscopy, Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Metabolic health

Friday, December 2, 2022

Nirmala Mavila
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Hepatology

Past Events


Exceptional Visiting Scientist Program

Date
Event
Presenter

Thursday, June 2, 2022

All Roads Lead to the JNK—mitoSAB-ROS Activation Loop in Liver Disease

Neil Kaplowitz
Professor of Medicine, Thomas H. Brem Chair in Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis: Integrated Multi-OMICs to Identify New Therapeutic Targets

Ramon Bataller
Chief of Hepatology, Professor of Medicine
Pittsburgh Liver Research Center, University of Pittsburgh

Gastrointestinal Research-in-Progress (GRIP) Seminar

Date
Speaker
Area of Expertise

Friday, May 6, 2022

Vinay Sundaram
Director of Hepatology Outcomes Research, Assistant Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
Department of Medicine, Karsh Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Hepatology

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the CSDDRC, please contact Shelly Lu, MD, or Stephen Pandol, MD.

Davis Building, Room 2097
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048