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hiv grant researcherAll GI fellows are expected to develop a research study under supervision of clinical or basic science faculty in the Division.  Fellows are expected to choose a faculty member for the project(s).  All fellows are required to have submitted the results of their research for presentation at a national meeting or for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.  Funds will be available for fellows to travel to one meeting at which they are presenting results of their research.Read More

Quarterly meetings to report on progress of research studies are held by Dr Jordan Karlitz, the Associate Program Director for GI.  These meetings will be an opportunity to assess progress and to help overcome any administrative obstacles in the progression of the research. This meeting will also be helpful in formulating and assessing progress of yearly Quality Improvement projects for the Division.

Fellows should meet monthly with their research mentors over the life of their respective projects.  Fellows will also have an opportunity to discuss hypothesis formulation, project design and results (both preliminary and final) at the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research Forum (see below)

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research Forum

Goals and Objectives:

  1. To familiarize attendees with the core knowledge of research including: planning of studies, IRB and regulatory issues, good clinical practices, statistics, grant writing.
  2. To foster a culture of scientific inquiry and cooperation with our basic science colleagues
  3. To expose attendees to basic research efforts in collaboration with other divisions


  1. Biweekly one hour conference with all GI and research fellows, GI and Hepatology faculty and basic science faculty and post grads as well as clinical research personnel.
  2. Half an hour power point presentation of research topics with discussion.  Assignments will be made for 6 month period and no cancellations will be allowed.  Coordinators will be our GI Program Coordinator and senior GI fellows.
  3. Monthly 30 min didactic presentation by clinical and basic science faculty on core subjects:

    1. Statistics in research I and II
    2. Planning of research studies
    3. IRB application and regulatory issues
    4. Good Clinical Practice I and II
    5. Grant writing skills
  4. Signing in sheets for every meeting
  5. All presentations to be posted in GI/Hepatology space in Tulane Wiki

Where and when:

  1. Gastroenterology and Hepatology Conference Room - Hutchinson Bldg. Room 7562
  2. 12:15 pm every Tuesday and 2:00 pm every Friday.  Schedule to be emailed to all and reminder sent via email.

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