Physician Involvement

Program Goal

IFFGD created the Junior Academicians program to engage junior clinicians and researchers in order to increase their interest in functional GI and motility disorders. We hope that this will help to invigorate the field, raise awareness of IFFGD resources, and develop thought leaders for the future. 

Program Structure

The Junior Academicians are placed into three groups:

  • Fellows on the Rise – fellows who have indicated an interest in this specific area of gastroenterology and would be willing to help with projects at IFFGD.
  • Beginning Career Stars – clinicians and researchers recently out of fellowship but already making an impact in the field of functional GI and motility disorders. (anticipated no more than 5-7 years post-education)
  • Future Thought Leaders – bright young men and women who have already established strong careers in functional GI and motility disorders. (Anticipated no more than 7-10 years post-education)

As new projects arise at IFFGD, we will bring these junior academicians onto the project committees alongside current experts in the field.  This will develop them in their careers and build a strong resource community for tomorrow.  Additionally, to assist them in finding funding for future research, IFFGD will forward all opportunities they find to this group.

IFFGD will also utilize this group of young leaders to help with brainstorming and the development of future ideas for programs.  

If you are interested in joining this initiative, please email us at

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