VCU CCTR Education Core has new leader

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Arun SanyalThe VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Arun Sanyal, M.D., as executive director of research education.

Dr Sanyal is well-known nationally and internationally for his highly productive work in non-alcoholic liver disease, for which he holds numerous research grants. He is also a highly accomplished mentor and teacher, currently mentoring the careers of several K scholars as well as serving as principal investigator on an NIH-funded T32 training grant in digestive disorders at VCU.

In these various roles, he brings a wealth of experience in the conduction of clinical and translational research and the development of young investigators.

“Training the next generation of translational researchers is a key component of the CTSA initiative, and we are confident that Dr. Sanyal will work effectively with the university and the CTSA Consortium to create a vibrant and nationally recognized educational program at VCU,” said John Clore, M.D., director of the CCTR.

Dr. Sanyal graduated from Delhi University and did his medical training at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences and Texas Tech University. He completed specialized training in GI and hepatology at VCU, where he became a faculty professor and clinician. He was honored and recognized by VCU Health Sciences with the distinguished appointment of the Charles M. Caravati Professorship in Gastroenterology. Since 2000, Dr. Sanyal has served as chair of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He plays a strategic role in several cross-division educational and clinical activities.