Rome Foundation President Dr. Jan Tack has been awarded the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award From United European Gastroenterology. The award recognizes European clinicians or researchers who have made significant lifelong contributions to gastroenterology.
In addition to his role as President of the Rome Foundation, Professor Jan Tack is also Chief of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division at Leuven University Hospitals (Belgium) and a Professor in Internal Medicine at Leuven University.
In 2009, he was the driving force behind the creation of TARGID, the Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders at Leuven University, which evolved into one of the leading gastroenterology research centers in the world.
Jan Tack has also contributed to United European Gastroenterology. He became a member of the UEG Scientific Committee in 2009. In 2012, he became the founding Editor-in-Chief of the United European Gastroenterology Journal which he handed over in 2018 after reaching an impact factor of over 3.5 after the first 5 years.
In 2015, he received the UEG Research Prize. In 2018, the Leuven team of Jan Tack organized the UEG Basic Translational Course on Neurogastroenterology and Motility.
The UEG Lifetime Achievement Award to Jan Tack also recognizes the importance of the Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction field, and his role as a clinician-researcher dedicated to this patient group. With an H-index of 103, Jan Tack has published more than 900 peer-reviewed articles in the international literature, with over 46000 citations, and he contributed to more than 45 book chapters on various aspects of scientific and clinical gastroenterology.
Learn more about this prestigious award and previous award winner here: https://ueg.eu/…/recognition…/lifetime-achievement-award
A big congratulations to Dr. Tack from all of us here at the Rome Foundation and everyone in the Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction field.