Aug. 13: Dr. Fasiha Kanwal, professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has received the prestigious Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award. This award recognizes scientists whose recent research demonstrates the breadth and depth of science at Baylor College of Medicine. These awards are given on an annual basis in recognition of Baylor faculty who have made the most significant published scientific contribution to clinical or basic biomedical research during the past three years. See a list of previous recipients.
Dr. Kanwal is a physician-scientist with specialty training in gastroenterology and hepatology. Dr. Kanwal’s research has had a significant impact in the clinical management of patients with liver diseases, including hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Dr. Kanwal has been with the Department of Medicine as well as staff physician at the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center and an investigator at IQuESt since 2012. She is the recipient of multiple awards and has published more than 240 manuscripts. She is the Chief of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section of the Department of Medicine, serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (impact factor: 11.4), co-director for the T32 training grant in gastroenterology, and is currently the principal investigator for grants from the NCI (U01, R01), NIDDK (T32), VA HSR&D, DoD, CPRIT, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.