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Bill  Balistreri, M.D. (left) former President of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Eugene Schiff, M.D. (middle) and Bruce Bacon M.D. (right)

Alumni Establish Hepatology Fund to Honor Schiff

The prestigious American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases honored Dr. Eugene Schiff with its Distinguished Service Award. Schiff was recognized for his contributions to the field of hepatobiliary disease and to the community of hepatology researchers. Stuart Gordon, M.D. said, “We decided to honor Dr. Schiff by creating the University of Miami Hepatology Fellows’ Research Fund to provide financial support to the Hepatology Fellowship Program and the needs of its participants. This endowed fund supports activities that range from research assistance for current fellows to financial stipends.”

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Dr. Schiff receives highest honor at the 2016 Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony

A renowned gastroenterologist and hepatologist, Dr. Schiff, the director of the Schiff Center for Liver Diseases and Leonard Miller Professor of Medicine, will be honored at the April ceremony for his outstanding scholarly achievements.

For decades, Schiff has led the University’s clinical research aimed at developing improved treatments and cures for hepatitis B, C and D, cirrhosis, and the entire spectrum of liver and biliary tract disorders.

In 2011, he became the first holder of the Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Chair in the Schiff Center for Liver Diseases, the successor to the informal Center for Liver Diseases he and his late father, Leon, established in 1982

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Wolfson Foundation Donations Benefit Medical Research and Education

The Wolfson Foundation presents the Schiff Center for Liver Diseases with a generous gift. “The work you do here at the medical school is so profound, and I’m glad we can help,” said Wolfson. “When you advance the cause of health, you help the entire community.”

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Wolfson Foundation Gifts Inspire and Challenge Medical Students

The Schiff Center for Liver Diseases receives gift from the Wolfson Foundation. “With this donation we are saluting Schiff’s passion and the young doctors to be inspired and follow in his and the Dean’s footsteps to cure liver diseases,” said Wolfson.

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Dr. Rana Beg, Schiff Center Research Fellow, presents a case to the panel of lecturers while Dr. Eugene Schiff moderates discussion at the University of Miami's Hepatobiliary Course on February 22-23, 2013.

Hepatobiliary Course Brings Together the Most Innovative Research in Hepatology

Over 100 physicians and medical professionals from around the country gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Coconut Grove, FL for the 20th Hepatobiliary Course presented by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Division of Hepatology and the Schiff Center for Liver Diseases.

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