Bana Jabri,MD,Ph.D Elected to AAP
February 08, 2011
Bana Jabri,MD, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Medicine ( Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) and Co- Director of the Digestive Disease Research Core Center has been elected to the prestigious Association of American Physicians ( AAP). This honor recognizes Dr. Jabri’s important contributions as an international leader in the study of celiac disease and mucosal immunology.
Dr. Jabri’s research led to the development of techniques for using mice in celiac disease research. Her team of researchers introduced genetic modifications in mice that removed their tolerance to gluten—a breakthrough that is now being used to create a mouse model of the human disease. Research on the genetically altered mice will lead to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of celiac disease and will speed development and evaluation of new therapies.
The AAP is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 by seven physicians, including Dr. William Osler, for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” The AAP is currently composed of over 1300 active members and approximately 600 emeritus and honorary members from the United States, Canada and other countries. The goals of its members include the pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. Each year, individuals having attained excellence in achieving these goals, are recognized by nomination for membership by the Council of the Association.