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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 06/04/99
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Giannella Appointed President of AGA

Cincinnati—Ralph A. Giannella, MD, Mark Brown Professor of Medicine and director of the Division Digestive Diseases in the College of Medicine, is the new president of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). The AGA consists of 10,000 member gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal scientists and is the largest such organization in the US.

Last month, Giannella testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services on behalf of the AGA. In his testimony, he discussed the problem of foodborne illnesses and infections and encouraged an increase in NIH research funding for this problem as well as cancers of the gastrointestinal system.

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