November 7, 2008

Rosen lands IBD fellowship award

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Michael Rosen, M.D.

Rosen lands IBD fellowship award

Michael Rosen, M.D., clinical fellow in Pediatric Gastroenterology, has received a fellowship award from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

The Fellow to Faculty Transition Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease provides $75,000 for an additional year engaged in full-time research and patient care related to pediatric IBD.

Rosen will dedicate one-quarter of his time to patient care, and will cross-train in adult IBD with David Schwartz, M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. The rest of his time will be spent in research under the mentorship of Brent Polk, M.D., chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and director of the Digestive Disease Research Center.

“This is an incredible honor,” Rosen said. “I could not have received this award without the outstanding training I've received and the careful guidance of my mentor, Dr. Polk.”

Rosen's research will investigate the role of an inflammatory protein, called interleukin-13, in causing ulcerative colitis, one of the two major forms of IBD.