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David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, received the 2016 Pancreatic Disorders Section Research Mentor Award at the Digestive Disease Week conference. This award has been presented since 2010 to outstanding mentors in specific areas of gastroenterology research.
Dr. Whitcomb has been leading pancreatic disorder research at Pitt since he joined the faculty in 1991, and he has received over two decades of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health. His research interests include hereditary pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Currently, Dr. Whitcomb’s laboratory is working to develop new ways to detect pancreatic cancer in its early stages.
Digestive Disease Week brings together the world’s largest group of physicians and researchers who are focused on gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Digestive Disease Week 2016 was held in San Diego from May 21 – 24, 2016