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Group Profile

Dr. Gupta’s lab leverages VA healthcare data to study screening and surveillance for gastrointestinal (GI) related cancers, including cancers in the colon, rectum, stomach, pancreas, and esophagus. We have worked on several projects over the last 7 years including a 4 year VA HSR&D-funded grant (Gupta, PI) a 6-year NIH/NCI-funded grant (Gupta, PI), and 5 years VA CSR&D-funded Career Development Award (Shah, PI).

Gastrointestinal system


  • We recently received a notice of an award for a 5-year K99/R00-funded project titled "Optimal early colorectal cancer screening initiation" (Demb, PI).
  • We recently received an intent to fund a 4-year VA BLR&D-funded study titled "Mathematical Optimization of Surveillance Ages to Intercept colitis-associated Colorectal Cancer (MOSAIC)” (Curtius, PI).
  • Eric Low, a current NIH T32 gastroenterology fellow at UCSD, was selected as the recipient of the ACG Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research (Trainee) for his abstract entitled "Risk of Esophageal Cancer in Achalasia: A matched Cohort Study Utilizing the Veterans Affairs Achalasia Cohort (VA-AC)".
  • Eric Low, a UCSD gastroenteroly fellow, has a newly published article online titled "Development and Validaion of a National US Achalasia Cohort: The Veterans Affairs Achalasia Cohort (VA-AC)".


Career Opportunities

We are currently looking for a Statistician and Data Programmer to join our diverse team!

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Contact Us

Lab Location

Veterans Medical Research Foundation

Building 13, Room 222

Mailing Address

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (151A)

Building 13

San Diego, CA, 92161

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