GI Chief Wins Mentorship Award from Gastroenterology Group

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Dr. Juanita Merchant, professor and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, received the 2020 Distinguished Mentor Award from the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Merchant is a cancer biology program researcher at the UArizona Cancer Center, an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a renowned physician-scientist who has advanced the understanding of gastric response to chronic inflammation and colon cancer. Established in 2004, this mentorship award honors individuals for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.