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New Additions to the SDDRC:
We are pleased to announce that Mojgan Hosseini, MD, currently an Associate Professor of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology, Co-Director of Surgical Pathology, and Medical Director of Gross Pathology and Histology at the University of California, San Diego, joined us as the pathologist for the Human Translation Core on May 1st.  Dr. Hosseini is a certified Pathologist with experience in both human and mice for liver and GI tract. She has co-authored several publications with our Center members. She has an impressive background and a proven commitment to quality. 

We are also pleased to announce that Sven Heinz, PhD, currently an Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at UC San Diego joined us on May 1st as the Co-Director for the Microbiomics and Functional Genomics Core.  Dr. Heinz was the Director of the Genomics Core at Salk Institute for two years before moving to UCSD.  He has outstanding experience in genomics research and will be an asset for the Center.    
  
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming both Dr. Hosseini and Dr. Heinz to our Center.

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New Funding:
Congratulations to Dr. Loomba for receiving funding for the following projects: 
  • R01DK121378, Ancillary Studies of NAFLD and NASH in HIV Infected Adults
  • R01 DK124318, Non-Invasive Screening of Diabetics for Advanced Fibrosis Due to NAFLD