AGA Institute Council Section Research Mentor Award

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The AGA Institute Council Section Research Mentor Award (RMA) acknowledges AGA members for their achievements as an outstanding mentor in a specific area of research. Awards are given to AGA Institute Council section members who have research interests in the section research topics and have demonstrated a track record of outstanding mentorship in research. Recipients will be awarded during high-level sessions at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018.

 

Eligibility

David Alpers award image

e 2017 Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition (OMN) RMA recipient David H. Alpers, MD, AGAF, with the OMN section chair Dennis D. Black, MD, AGAF.

The nominee:

  • Must be a current AGA member at the time of nomination.
  • Must be a member of the council section in which they are nominated in.
  • Supports DDW through attendance and participation.

Both clinical and basic research mentors are accepted, though the Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM) section will be looking specifically for a clinical research mentor this year.

The current council chair, chair-elect, section leaders and previous RMA recipients are ineligible for nomination.

Nomination Deadline and Submission

Nominators must submit a completed nomination packet by 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 29, 2017. To nominate an AGA member for the 2018 Section Research Mentor Award, please complete the online form and be prepared to include the following additional materials:

  • REQUIRED: Letter of nomination outlining the nominee's mentoring activities. A list of the nominee's mentees, their topics of research and their current status included in this letter is strongly encouraged.
  • REQUIRED: Nominee's curriculum vitae.
  • OPTIONAL: Up to three additional supporting letters.

All are welcome to submit a nomination of an AGA member affiliated with the particular section. Please contact AGA Institute Council staff should you have any questions or issues completing the form. For best results, please use Chrome or Firefox. You may need to adjust your pop-up settings to ensure they are not blocked.

Research Mentor Award Previous Recipients – (2011 - 2017)

Brief biographical information about each of the 2017 Research Mentor Award recipients is featured in the September 2017 Issue of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH). Please join us in congratulating these outstanding mentors!

Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology (CMG)
  • 2017 – Nigel W. Bunnett, PhD
  • 2016 – James R. Goldenring, MD, PhD, AGAF
  • 2014 – Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD
  • 2012 – Pauline Kay Lund, PhD
Clinical Practice (CP)
  • 2017 – Ernst Johan Kuipers, MD, PhD, AGAF
  • 2016 – Not Awarded
  • 2014 – Dawn Provenzale, MD, MS, AGAF
  • 2012 – Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH, AGAF
Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders (EGD)
  • 2017 – Prateek Sharma, MD
  • 2016 – John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI
  • 2015 – David Y. Graham, MD
  • 2013 – Michael Fredrick Vaezi, MD, PhD
  • 2011 – James M. Scheiman, MD, AGAF, FASGE
Gastrointestinal Oncology (GIONC)
  • 2017 – Jun Yu, MD, PhD, AGAF
  • 2016 – John M. Carethers, MD, AGAF
  • 2015 – Stephen J. Meltzer, MD
  • 2013 – Anil K. Rustgi, MD, AGAF
  • 2011 – C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF
Growth, Development & Child Health (GDCH)
  • 2017 – Paul Erick Hyman, MD
  • 2016 – Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH
  • 2015 – Richard J. Grand, MD
  • 2013 – W. Allan Walker, MD
  • 2011 – Susan J. Henning, PhD, AGAF
Imaging & Advanced Technology (IAT)
  • 2017 – Kenneth K. Wang, MD, AGAF
  • 2016 – William R. Brugge, MD, AGAF, FASGE
  • 2014 – Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, AGAF
  • 2012 – Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE
Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IMIBD)
  • 2017 – Gordon R. Greenberg, MD (posthumously)
  • 2016 – William J. Sandborn, MD, AGAF
  • 2014 – Lloyd Mayer, MD
  • 2012 – Paul Beck, PhD
Intestinal Disorders (ID)
  • 2017 – Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, DSc, AGAF
  • 2016 – Kim E. Barrett, PhD, AGAF
  • 2015 – Jerrold R. Turner, MD, PhD, AGAF
  • 2013 – Joseph H. Sellin, MD
  • 2011 – James Madara, MD
Liver & Biliary (LB)
  • 2017 – Arun J. Sanyal, MD
  • 2016 – Not Awarded
  • 2014 – M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD
  • 2012 – Nicholas F. LaRusso, MD, AGAF
Microbiome & Microbial Diseases in the Gastrointestinal Tract (MMDGT)
  • 2017 – John F. Cryan, PhD (inaugural)
Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM)
  • 2017 – Raj Goyal, MD
  • 2016 – Jackie D. Wood, PhD, AGAF, RFF
  • 2015 – Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF
  • 2013 – Yvette Taché, PhD, AGAF
  • 2011 – Josep H. Szurszewski, PhD
Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition (OMN)
  • 2017 – David H. Alpers, MD, AGAF
  • 2016 – Patrick Tso, PhD
  • 2015 – Samuel Klein, MD
  • 2013 – Eugene B. Chang, MD, AGAF
  • 2011 – Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy, PhD, MBBS
Pancreatic Disorders (PAN)
  • 2017 – Peter A. Banks, MD
  • 2016 – David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, AGAF
  • 2014 – Eugene P. DiMagno, MD
  • 2012 – John A. Williams, MD, PhD