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2 Pitt Medicine faculty earn AGA mentor awards

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Two University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine professors have been honored with American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute Council Section Research Mentor Awards.

Robert E. Schoen is a professor of medicine and epidemiology, with research interests in early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer. A primary investigator in numerous colorectal medical trials, he has worked with the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial, Mayo Clinic, the Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium, and more. Schoen received his award in the clinical practice section.

Dhiraj Yadav is a professor of medicine and vice chair for clinical research within the Department of Medicine. His research has focused on the epidemiology of pancreatic diseases, including the role of alcohol and tobacco; incidence, prevalence and hospitalizations; risk and burden of readmissions; and the natural history of pancreatitis. Yadav was awarded in the pancreatic disorders section.

The winners will be recognized at Digestive Disease Week in Washington, D.C., May 18-21.