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.”
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
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.”
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.
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.