Published Research Award
Ray E. Clouse, MD
Ray Clouse Best Research Article in Functional GI and Motility Disorders
The Rome Foundation established an award in memory of Ray E. Clouse, MD a gastroenterologist and scholar at Washington University School of Medicine and a devoted member of the Rome Foundation. Ray’s academic career spanned 27 years of research, teachings and writings that has left an indelible mark in the field of functional GI and motility disorders and of gastroenterology in general.
This year, the Rome Foundation is proud to award Dr. Mats Lowén (formerly Larrson) for his paper titled, "Brain responses to visceral stimuli reflect visceral sensitivity thresholds in patients with irritable bowel syndrome".
In 2008, the first award was given to Dr. Krisztina Gecse for her paper, "Increased fecal serine-protease activity in diarrheic ibs patients: a colonic lumenal factor impairing colonic permeability and sensitivity".
In 2009, the Rome Foundation was pleased to offer two awards to Dr. Anurag Agrawal for his paper on "Bloating and distention in irritable bowel syndrome: The role of visceral sensation" and to Dr. John Pandolfino for his paper on "A new clinically relevant classification by high-resolution manometry".
In 2010, the Rome Foundation was pleased to award Dr. Hanneke Beaumont for her paper on "The position of the acid pocket as a major risk factor for acidic reflux in healthy subjects and patients with GORD".
In 2011, the Rome Foundation was proud to offer two awards to Dr. Tamira K Klooker for her paper titled, "The mast cell stabilizer ketotifen decreases visceral hypersensitivity and improves intestinal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome" and to Dr. QiQi Zhou for her paper titled, "MicroRNA-29a regulates intestinal membrane permeability in patients with irritable bowel syndrome".
In 2012, the Rome Foundation was proud to award Dr. Nathalie Bertiaux-Vandaële for her paper titled, "The expression and the cellular distribution of the tight junction proteins are altered in irritable bowel syndrome patients with differences according to the disease subtype".
In 2012 a new prize was awarded entitled, "Ray Clouse Award for the Paper Most Cited".
We evaluated articles in functional GI and motility disorders published from January 2008 to December 2010 in the following journals: Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gut, Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The $500 prize was presented in addition to the "Ray Clouse Best Research Article in Functional GI and Motility Disorders" at the Rome Foundation Reception on May 19, 2013 (DDW).
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2013 Ray Clouse Prize Winner
2012 Ray Clouse Prize Winner
2011 Ray Clouse Prize Winners
2010 Ray Clouse Prize Winner
Hanneke Beaumont, MD, PhD
Academic Medical Center
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 Ray Clouse Prize Winners
Anurag Agrawal, PhD, MRCP
Clinical Research Fellow
University of Manchester
South Manchester, UK
John E. Pandolfino, MD
Division of Gastroenterology
Chicago, IL, USA
2008 Ray Clouse Prize Winner
Krisztina Gecse, MD
Fellow in Training
1st Department of Internal Medicine
University of Szeged