HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
NIH launches National Commission on Digestive Diseases

Bethesda, Maryland (Sept. 14, 2005) This week, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Elias A. Zerhouni, MD, announced the establishment of the National Commission on Digestive Diseases. This is a major victory for patients with digestive diseases and for the AGA, which has worked tirelessly for the creation of the Commission.

Consistent with AGA legislative language included in an appropriations bill signed into law by President Bush last year, NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will develop a Long-Range Plan for Digestive Diseases to focus on the needs of gastroenterologists and their patients.

"The creation of the National Commission on Digestive Diseases is a landmark event in the advancement of the science and practice of gastroenterology," said David A. Peura, MD, AGA president. "Our goal in proposing the Commission was to obtain the funds and focus needed to increase the rate of discovery and to translate advances into clinical practice."

The Commission will assess the state-of-the-science in digestive diseases and the related NIH research portfolio, with a view toward identifying areas of research challenge and opportunity. The Commission's Research Plan will then guide the NIHalong with the investigative and lay communitiesin pursuing important research avenues to combating digestive diseases.

In 1976, Congress created the Commission on Digestive Diseases Research, which proposed a long-term plan and made recommendations that laid the groundwork for significant progress in the area of digestive health. The newly mandated National Commission on Digestive Diseases will update the findings of the original Commission and will be composed of scientists, physicians, patient advocates and representatives of federal agencies.

According to "The Burden of Gastrointestinal Diseases," a study conducted by the AGA in 2001, disorders of the digestive tract comprise a spectrum of gastroin
'"/>

Contact: Kimberly Wise
media@gastro.org
301-941-2620
American Gastroenterological Association
16-Sep-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Worlds largest respiratory health study launches next phase
2. Elsevier launches the Clinics on ScienceDirect
3. Elsevier launches Molecular Oncology
4. Kennedy Krieger Institute launches first national online autism registry
5. UW launches study testing adult stem cells for heart damage repair
6. IEEE-USA launches critical infrastructure protection committee
7. Liverpool launches 20 million project to develop medicines for children
8. ESSP launches project on the effects of global environmental change on human health
9. ACP re-launches magazine for hospitalists
10. The Starr Foundation launches multi-institutional cancer consortium
11. Rochester launches Cancer Stem Cell Research Program

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: NIH launches National Commission Digestive Diseases

(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015 The report analyzes the ... the global celiac disease market. It also assesses key ... development activities, and investments. , Celiac disease is an ... the small intestine. Celiac disease often has a genetic ... people is affected by celiac disease across the globe. ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... WI (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 UAS ... Adult Cubes, at Natural Products Expo West, March 6 ... are very excited to release the hands down best ... cream taste with an extra zing of Vitamin C. ... Cubes, winner of the NutrAward 2014, Delicious Living’s Supplement ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015 The Willliams Companies Inc ... Lincoln County, Wyoming. The plant processes natural gas ... interstate natural gas pipeline transport. It also produces natural ... plant initially began operations in 1958, and in recent ... gas production in Wyoming. The plant currently has ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery ... Alcohol and Drug Recovery Centers (ADRC), for its shared ... were honored with the 2014 Commissioner’s Recognition Award by ... Last year, ROES achieved the highest rate ... are recovering from alcoholism and other drug addiction. ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 2015 First Choice Emergency Room ... today. The new facility is located 25551 E. Smoky Hill ... are pleased to be a part of the Aurora community ... care here,” said Dr. Dombro, Facility Medical Director of First ... To celebrate the opening, First Choice Emergency Room made a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global Celiac Disease Market Counts on Drug Launch for Growth 2Health News:Global Celiac Disease Market Counts on Drug Launch for Growth 3Health News:UAS LifeSciences to Launch UP4 Adult Cubes at Expo West 2Health News:Clean Water Systems Supplies Advanced Chlorine Disinfection Skid for Wyoming Gas Plant 2Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Opens New Facility in Aurora, Colorado 2
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015  Unetixs ... noninvasive peripheral vascular physiologic testing solutions, today ... SSI, FR0010526814), the highly innovative medical imaging ... Doppler to bring SuperSonic Imagine,s technology to ... Unetixs SSI Aixplorer Ultrasound System combines ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... WORTH, Texas , February 26, 2015 ... Boston Scientific, Inc. (U.S) are the leaders in the ... , and Turkish neuromodulation market and is expected to lead ... in 1949, Medtronic, Inc. is the top player in the ... of implants for specific applications. Interstim and Entera Neurostimulator are ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... 2015 ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS ) ... diesel engines and global power leader, Cummins Inc., has ... to the ANSYS ® portfolio. This enterprise license ... of the industry,s most challenging multiphysics problems – providing ... on the market. The multi-year agreement provides ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Unetixs Vascular Announces Partnership with SuperSonic Imagine 2Unetixs Vascular Announces Partnership with SuperSonic Imagine 3Middle East & Africa Internal Neurostimulation/Neuromodulation Market is Expected to Reach $6.1 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 17.9% from 2014 to 2019 2Middle East & Africa Internal Neurostimulation/Neuromodulation Market is Expected to Reach $6.1 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 17.9% from 2014 to 2019 3Middle East & Africa Internal Neurostimulation/Neuromodulation Market is Expected to Reach $6.1 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 17.9% from 2014 to 2019 4Cummins Standardizes On ANSYS Engineering Simulation Software 2Cummins Standardizes On ANSYS Engineering Simulation Software 3
Cached News: