2021 CLA Research Grant Awarded to Dr. Hamza Yazdani

Dr. Hamza Yazdani 2022 CLA Research Grant Recipient


On behalf of the Community Liver Alliance and its Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the winner of the 5th Annual Community Liver Alliance Research Grant is Hamza Yazdani, MD from the University of Pittsburgh Dept of Surgery for his research proposal “Exercise Preconditions the Liver against Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury”.

 Research is an important part of the Community Liver Alliance mission and we are proud to be able to invest in scientists and their research projects.  Our hope though this investment is to continue to inspire new therapies, treatments, and cures for liver diseases.

Questions about the CLA Research Grant Program? Contact us at (412) 501-3CLA (3252) or contact Amy Logston at amy@communityliveralliance.org.

Previous Research Grant Recipients

2021 – Dr. Hossam Abdelsamed

Epigenetic Programming in Liver Transplant Patients: A Novel tool to discover non-invasive biomarkers and understand liver tolerance mechanisms.

2020 – Samer Tohme, MD 

Mechanisms of Metastatic Progression after Liver Ischemia-Reperfusion.

2019 – Dr. Tirthadipa (Dipa) Pradhan-Sundd, PhD

Molecular mechanism of sickle cell hepatic crisis.

2018 – Allan Tsung, MD

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Nash-Related Hepatocellular Carcin

CLA Proud to Announce Learning Labs Program

CLA Proud to Announce Learning Labs Program

FeedbackThe Community Liver Alliance is excited to announce our newest program, CLA Learning Labs!

Launching in February 2022, this year-long program aims to provide organizations with essential skills and build capacity to carry out their mission and expand harm reduction services to people who use drugs. The program connects each HepConnect grantee with a mentor, and will be taught by experts in the following core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Business Basics
  • Building Relationships
  • Personal Branding

Our format will also encourage racial equity and justice by promoting meaningful interactions within diverse audiences. Our experiences throughout the program will include a variety of virtual experiences, travel, service learning, shadowing, on-site visits, and social activities.

Stay tuned to learn about our participating organizations and more!

Questions? Contact us at (412) 501-3CLA (3252) or contact Amy Logston at amy@communityliveralliance.org.