Researcher at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Honored for Significance of Work

February 2, 2004

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Paul Dawson, Ph.D., associate professor of internal medicine (gastroenterology) at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been honored by a professional journal for his contributions to research.

Dawson, of Winston-Salem, is featured in the January issue of American Journal of Physiology -- Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology for having one of the “five most cited” articles in the publication since 1988. Contributors to the research included Lou Craddock, a research associate at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

The honor means that Dawson’s research had a significant impact on the field and is frequently referenced by other scientists. The research described a gene that controls how bile acids are absorbed from the intestine. The process is important in understanding how to treat elevated blood cholesterol, certain forms of liver disease, and a host of other gastrointestinal conditions. ###

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