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News and Events
ACDH Celebrates Awards of Excellence
Dr. Jose Oliva, a gastroenterologist with the Allegheny Center for Digestive Health, and the medical director of the liver transplant program at Allegheny General Hospital, has been awarded the Tribute to Excellence Award from the American Liver Foundation in 2013. This award honors an individual’s dedication and commitment to fighting liver disease. Dr. Oliva follows in the footsteps of his colleagues, who have been honored with this award in the past. His colleagues include Martha Loeffert (RN), Dr. Michael Babich and Dr. Paul Lebovitz. Congratulations to all!
Big Blue Quest News
Neither snow (YES, SNOW!) or rain prevented twenty three staff members from participating Saturday, April 20th, in the Big Blue Quest. This event is organized to raise funds to promote awareness that colon and rectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. At the Center for Digestive Health, our goal is to provide state of the art diagnostic care to treat and prevent both colon and rectal cancer. This event allows us raise awareness within the community and support this research. Overall, about 350 people ran or walked the course, along with 18 dogs! The ACDH, a sponsor of the event, supported a silent auction of baskets made by our staff (raising almost $1000), and contributed a total of over $2,000.00. The event raised over $40,000, which will go to support awareness efforts and research to beat colon and rectal cancer.
Research Study to Begin for Celiac
The Allegheny Center for Digestive Health’s Celiac Center has been selected as a site for ongoing research related to celiac disease. We will be starting to enroll candidates for this clinical trial sometime in the summer of 2013. Please continue to watch our Web site for more details!
Allegheny Center for Digestive Health Celebrates Gluten Free Lifestyle
The Allegheny Center for Digestive Health and the Gluten Intolerance Group of Western Pennsylvania, held a workshop on October 27 that featured samples of gluten free foods, a hands-on educational activity for children, and discussions on celiac diagnosis and nutrition. Read More
AGH Gastroenterology Program ranked in the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report
Once again, Allegheny General Hospital’s gastroenterology program has been ranked in the top 50 hospitals in the United States (from about 5,000 hospitals) by U.S. News & World Report. This report, slated for publication in August 2012, reflects the outstanding efforts of our physicians, nurses and support staff at the Center for Digestive Health, as we work with the staff at AGH to diagnose and treat our patients.
Two of our physicians have also been recognized for their exceptional care by other organizations. Dr. Paul Lebovitz, the Director of the Division of Gastroenterology at WPAHS, and the medical director of our practice at the Center for Digestive Health, was recognized by the American Liver Foundation for his commitment and dedication. In addition, Dr. Radhu Agrawal, a gastroenterologist at our practice and associate clinical chief of the Research and Education Division of Geastronterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, has been appointed by the governor to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs.
Congratulations to all for their caring and commitment to exceptional patient care!
Are you interested in helping to meet the gluten free needs of the underserved, low income population in the Greater Pittsburgh area?
The Allegheny Center for Digestive Health hosted a conference in June to bring community leaders and residents of the Greater Pittsburgh area together to explore ways to bring gluten free food into our local food pantries. These efforts are continuing as we are:
- exploring local and national sources for gluten free food donations
- developing a program to educate and assist our local pantries as they begin to receive regular donations of gluten free food products.
Please consider joining us in this endeavor. For more information, please contact Kathy Sepesy at 412.359.8956 or email@example.com.