Fellows are required to participate in clinical or laboratory research for four months during their second year of training, and can work with a faculty mentor at UConn Health or at an affiliated site.
Current areas of research are:
John W. Birk, M.D., FACG
Ellagic acid, urolithins and colonic microbial communities affected by walnut consumption (in collaboration with Daniel Rosenberg, Ph.D., and George Weinstock, Ph.D.)
The application of second harmonic generation laser imaging to endoscopy
Endoluminal therapy of obesity using gastric balloons
Developing new endoscopy products for EGD and ERCP
Houman Rezaizadeh, M.D.
RFA for patients with cirrhosis and non-dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus
- Eosinophilic esophagitis in obesity
Haleh Vaziri, M.D.
Health maintenance in IBD
George Wu, M.D., Ph.D., and Catherine Wu, Ph.D. (Emeritus)
Hepatocellular Investigation Laboratory
- Targeted transplantation of mitochondria to hepatocytes
Molecular strategies for the treatment of viral hepatitis
David Chaletsky, M.D., M.P.H.
- RFA studies
Michael Einstein, M.D.
MELD/QoL in patients with cirrhosis
Saint Francis Hospital
Lisa Rossi, M.D.
- Outcome studies
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
Mark Versland, M.D.