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Houston VA Gastroenterologist Receives Young Investigator Award

June 1, 2007

HOUSTON - Dr. Neena S. Abraham, a gastroenterologist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2007 Young Investigator Clinical Science Award from the Gastroenterology Research Group (GRG) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).  Dr. Abraham received her award on May 20, 2007 at the Annual GRG Spring Symposium held in conjunction with Digestive Diseases Week in Washington, D.C.

This prestigious award is presented to one independent clinical investigator who has performed major clinical or outcomes research in the field of gastroenterology.  Dr. Abraham was nominated by an international panel in recognition of her research focused on the study of physician non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug prescribing habits, and their influence on clinical and pharmacoeconomic outcomes among older veterans.

Dr. Abraham is currently the Principal Investigator on six funded peer-reviewed grants in her topic area including a VA HSR&D Merit Review Award, a career development award from the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, an AGA/GRG Research Scholar Award in Geriatric Gastroenterology and she was recently named the first T. Franklin Williams Scholar in Geriatric Gastroenterology.

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