AASLD Foundation is a charitable organization that invests in innovative hepatology research and in the people who study and treat liver disease.
We firmly believe that tomorrow’s cures for liver disease need funding today, and we are dedicated to leading the way – with our generous supporters and talented researchers and clinicians – toward finding those cures.
As the largest private supporter of hepatology research and career development in the United States, AASLD Foundation fills the void between bright, talented researchers and clinicians and the financial resources needed to:
We are the official Foundation of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – the leading organization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease. Together with AASLD, we share a vision to prevent and cure liver disease.
Building on AASLD’s reputation and expertise, we are committed to expanding patient care options and exploring innovative liver disease research. We are governed by our Foundation Board of Trustees and several committees dedicated to guiding our programs.
Our funding makes a remarkable impact on the careers of researchers and health care providers who study and treat liver disease. It pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of liver disease research and care.
Awards granted by AASLD Foundation not only drive innovative research in hepatology but are also an investment in the careers of future change makers in our field.
Typically, every dollar AASLD Foundation invests in research awards leads to $2.49 in subsequent funding from the NIH, DoD or VA.
Research and Career Development Awards
Our Research and Career Development awards are the preeminent awards dedicated to hepatology research and training.
Emerging Liver Scholars Program
One of our best opportunities in finding more treatments and cures for liver diseases lies in the hands of the next generation of hepatology researchers and clinicians. Through our Emerging Liver Scholars program, we begin nurturing the interest in – and ability to have – a career in hepatology right as the best and brightest enter residency.
Fundamentals of Liver Disease
Frontline health care professionals are often the first to see liver disease patients in their clinics. It is important for these professionals to understand the fundamentals of liver disease to better help them diagnose, treat and refer (when appropriate) to hepatology.
Through our Fundamentals of Liver Disease program, AASLD Foundation provides free, CME- and CE-accredited online education to these valuable frontline health professionals to ensure early diagnosis and treatment for people with liver disease.
In our lifetime, advancements in liver disease research and care have become extraordinary promises of hope for those suffering from the devastating effects of liver disease. From liver transplantation to HCV cures, the lives of countless patients have been transformed through outstanding patient care and innovative cures.
However, liver disease continues to be a major health problem. To get closer to a world without liver disease, a consistent, stable source of funding is required. AASLD Foundation is — and with your help will continue to be — that stable source of funding.
Whether you are a researcher fueled by a passion to pursue discovery leading to the next liver disease cure, a clinician making a difference in the lives of patients and their families, an industry partner committed to new treatment options, a grateful patient, or a dedicated caregiver or family member — you share this vision of a world without liver disease.
Any gift you give to AASLD Foundation will make a difference and will be stewarded with the utmost care. Will you join us in funding tomorrow’s cures today?
To learn more about how you can support liver disease research and training, contact the AASLD Foundation at 703-299-9766, or send an email to Foundation@aasld.org.