Fecal Microbiota Transplant

FMT IconPhysicians have discovered that giving C. difficile patients microbes from the human gut can cure the infection. The key is transplant of fecal material, which contains a highly complex and dense community of microbes that include bacteria, fungi and viruses, many of which have not been fully characterized. This microbiome is a dynamic and living consortium. AGA has created the AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education to serve as a virtual “home” for AGA activities related to the gut microbiome.

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AGA Establishes NIH-Funded Registry to Track FMT

The AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education has launched the first national registry assessing short- and long-term patient outcomes associated with FMT. 

Understanding FMT
Introduction to AGA FMT National Registry

Funding Opportunities

AGA-Elsevier Gut Microbiome Pilot Grant

This research initiative grant for $25,000 for one year is offered to early stage and established investigators to support pilot research projects pertaining to the gut microbiome.

AGA Microbiome Junior Investigator Research Award

Award provides $30,000 per year for up to two years to junior investigators engaged in research related to the gut microbiome.

AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Research Scholar Award in Gut Microbiome Research

Award provides $90,000 per year for three years to a young investigator studying the role of the gut microbiome in the function or diseases of the digestive system.