'To be successful in research, you must ask questions which may not be answered in five, ten or more years'. An interview with Dr. Paul D. Webster III, emeritus professor of medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga., USA. Interview by Martín E. Fernández-Zapico

Pancreatology. 2008;8(3):223-4. doi: 10.1159/000134269. Epub 2008 May 22.


Dr. Paul Webster is a pioneer in the field of pancreatic secretion. His work has been instrumental for the cellular characterization of this pancreatic function under physiological or disease conditions. He is a co-founder of the American Pancreatic Association, a landmark action that will certainly benefit future generations in pancreatology. In this interview, Dr. Webster discusses the importance of mentorship and gives advice for young investigators entering pancreatic research. and IAP.

Publication types

  • Interview

MeSH terms

  • Gastroenterology / education*
  • Humans
  • Mentors*
  • Pancreas / physiology
  • Research / education*