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:

UConn Health

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

Hartford Hospital

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.

  • Outcome studies