Early Stage Investigators

Consortium Training Program Supports EGID Researchers of the Future

CEGIR is part of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN). A unique part of the RDCRN is a training program that supports investigators that are new to rare disease research. The trainees who participate have access to in-person and web-based opportunities to help them be successful in rare disease research. The trainees are experienced medical professionals who are familiar with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases and are working to more deeply focus their research efforts in this area. Here, we are pleased to introduce the five trainees that that have been selected to participate in the training program with CEGIR.

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Mathew Buendia, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Mentor/s: Girish Hiremath, MD, MPH (CEGIR Mentor), Yash Choksi, MD (Primary Mentor)

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Caitlin Burke, MD

Graduate Assistant, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mentor/s: Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD

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Salvatore Oliva, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Liver Unit, Maternal and Child Health Department, Sapienza University of Rome

Mentor/s: Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD, Seema Aceves, MD, PhD

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Amiko Uchida, MD

Assistant Professor

University of Utah

Mentor/s: Kathryn Peterson, MD, MSCI

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