AGA Academy of Educators

The mission of the AGA Academy of Educators is to be the home for educators within AGA. The academy will be the pre-eminent forum to support and enhance teaching skills, mentorship, academic promotion, innovation, funding, career development, assessment skills, leadership, communication and scholarship. The academy will advocate for the education mission both as an academic priority and as a career pathway and will recognize excellence in education.

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Goals

  1. Recognize and foster educational excellence, innovation, and scholarship throughout the career continuum.
  2. Provide resources for teaching, training educators, and leadership development.
  3. Develop strategies to obtain funding to support careers in education, including institutional and external support.
  4. Create a framework for documentation of educational excellence in support of promotion in an academic educator pathway.
  5. Advocate for the education mission both as an academic priority and as a career pathway.

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2015 Plenary Resources

Accreditation from ACGME and other societies now requires integrated and active participation in interdisciplinary clinical quality improvement and patient safety programs. Quality improvement programs are not just buzz words. QI is now part of core competencies in the assessment of academic programs. How QI initiatives are implemented and ultimately assessed in terms of practice management changes are questions many of us struggle with on a near daily basis.

Appropriate prescribing of Reglan
There are very few medications to treat gastroparesis, a not-uncommon condition that can cause significant nausea and vomiting. Learn more about the appropriate prescribing of Reglan.

 

Barrett's Esophagus Surveillance
BE surveillance is often done at intervals that are unsupported by current guidelines. We work to improve the timing of endoscopic surveillance procedures for patients with Barrett's esophagus to increase alignment with current guidelines Barrett's Esophagus Surveillance.

 

Diarrhea: Appropriate use of antibiotics to treat C. diff/recurrent C. diff
C. diff is a serious problem in our hospitals and communities. Some hospitals and providers may not be adhering to hospital and/or national (ex. ACG) guidelines on treatment of C. diff. These are generally based on factors such as the severity of the disease (mild, moderate, severe), the number of occurrences (primary, recurrence), and underlying factors (such as IBD). Inappropriate antibiotic selection may result in ineffective treatment of C. diff (including delayed referral for fecal microbiota transplant when appropriate) and expose patients to unnecessary antibiotics. Diarrhea: Appropriate use of antibiotics to treat C. diff/recurrent C. diff.

 

GI Bleeding: Follow up of H pylori testing to ensure eradication
Here we identify all patients with HP presenting with bleeding. GI Bleeding: Follow up of H pylori testing to ensure eradication.

 

Variceal screening/surveillance
  • Variceal bleeding is an important cause of patient morbidity and mortality in cirrhotic patients.
  • It is important to know the risks of first variceal bleeding, treatment of variceal bleeding, and prevention of variceal rebleeding.
  • Clinicians must understand the importance of low and high risk varices and the importance of medical managment of these patients.
  • We must mobilize resources to get patients referred and adequately screened for varices.
  • Learn more about Vericeal screening/surveillance.

*2015 Plenary Resources are available for Academy members only.

Academy Resources

Access members-only educational resources, share scholarly work, discover new teaching tips, view sample CVs and much more.

Funding Opportunities

AGA Academy of Educators Grants

2015 Grant Award Winners Announced

 

Advisory Board

Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF

Director of the AGA Academy of Educators; AGA Education & Training Councillor; Professor of Medicine; Senior Associate Dean for Education University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Ryan D. Madanick, MD

Ryan D. Madanick, MD

Co-Director, Academy of Educators Advisory Board, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Jane E. Onken, MD, MHS, AGAF

Jane E. Onken, MD, MHS, AGAF

Chair of the AGA Institute Education & Training Committee; Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
Division of Gastroenterology
Duke University Medical Center

Helen M. Shields, MD, AGAF

Helen M. Shields, MD, AGAF

Chair Emeritus of the AGA Academy of Educators; Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Darren M. Brenner, MD

Darren M. Brenner, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Matthew Whitson, MD

Matthew Whitson, MD

Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Sarina Pasricha, MD

Sarina Pasricha, MD

Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology University of North Carolina Hospitals

Eric M. Goldberg, MD

Eric M. Goldberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center

Mayur Brahmania BSC, MD, FRCPC

Mayur Brahmania BSC, MD, FRCPC

University of Toronto: Division of Medicine Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Kimberly M. Persley, MD

Kimberly M. Persley, MD

Clinical Practitioner Representative to the AGA Academy of Educators; Texas Digestive Disease Consultants

Sheryl A. Pfeil, MD, AGAF

Sheryl A. Pfeil, MD, AGAF

Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

Joshua Melson, MD, MPH

Joshua Melson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases Rush University Medical Center

View the full list of charter members.

AGA staff contact: Lori Marks, PhD