The ASGE Governing Board approved a $50,000 Diversity and Inclusion Research Award. This was established to help advance one of the priorities in its DEI Action Plan to support minority health and eliminate health care disparities in the field of Gastroenterology. This grant will support studies focusing on minority health and healthcare disparities in populations with GI-focused diseases. Research that has the potential for influencing and impacting change will be prioritized.
One award will be given annually to conduct research over two years. The ASGE Research Committee will begin accepting applications for this award in September.