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June 27, 2022 | Features Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD   

New Genetic Associations in Pediatric NAFLD Affect Both Risk and Severity

Paired studies in children further identify differences between pediatric and adult diseases and may inform future treatments in a chronic childhood disease.

In a pair of overlapping studies, a diverse team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have deepened investigations into the genetic origins of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children, describing multiple gene variants (including some previously unknown) that contribute to the risk of developing NAFLD and gene variants associated with the severity of the liver disease.

The findings published in the June 25, 2022 online issue of the journal Hepatology  .

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January 26, 2022 | Recruitment

JPF03129 Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, In-Residence, Adjunct) Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medical Director

As part of our ongoing pursuit of clinical, education, and research innovation, we are seeking to recruit a full-time Pediatric Gastroenterologist with specific expertise in pediatric hepatology and liver transplantation to be the Medical Director for Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Rady Children's Hospital and UC San Diego. 

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October 13, 2021 | Recruitment

JPF02939 Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (In-Residence, Adjunct, Clin X, HS Clin) Pediatric Gastroenterology

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics is currently in an exciting period of growth and expansion. As part of our ongoing pursuit of clinical innovation, we are seeking a Pediatric Gastroenterologist with expertise in motility and functional gastrointestinal disorders. 

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