June 11, 2004

DuBois receives gastroenterological award

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Left to right: Fellows John Skinner, Bill Donnelly, M.D., and Craig Ball, M.D., on a golf outing during their visit to Nashville.

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has awarded its 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award to Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Molecular Oncology and associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

The award recognizes individuals who have made a major specific accomplishment in clinical or basic research in gastroenterology. DuBois was honored for his research to better understand the molecular underpinnings of colorectal cancer, specifically his work with the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) pathway and its role in cancer development.

DuBois accepted the award in New Orleans during the recent Digestive Diseases Week, the largest international conference devoted to the science and practice of gastroenterology.