News Release

November 2, 2011

CONTACT: Karen Kreeger

Penn Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System

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Penn Gastroenterologists Collaborate on $8 Million Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network

PHILADELPHIA - A research group at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, led by John Lynch, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, has received a National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant to establish a Barrett's esophagus translational research network (BETRNet) with Columbia University (led by Dr. Timothy Wang) and the Mayo Clinic (led by Dr. Kenneth Wang). The award is for nearly $8 million across all sites.