AGA names Dr. Richard Boland 2016 Julius Friedenwald Medal winner: 6 takeaways

The American Gastroenterological Association honored Richard Boland, MD, with the 2016 Julius Friedenwald Medal.

Here are six takeaways:

1. Dr. Boland is the chief of gastroenterology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

2. He also manages the GI Cancer Research Laboratory at the medical center.

3. His research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis and diagnostic approach of patients with familial colorectal cancer. He has published 350 papers in numerous journals.

4. He is a past president of the AGA and chair of the AGA Research Committee.

5. In 2015, Dr. Boland received the AGA William Beaumont Prize.

6. Dr. Boland received the medal because of his "lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology and AGA."

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