AGA Members Receive Honors

October 18, 2012

AGA President-Elect Recognized for Commitment to Mentorship

AGA and colleagues of AGA President-Elect Anil Rustgi, MD, AGAF, are pleased to share that Dr. Rustgi was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Arthur K. Asbury Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. This is the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's highest award for mentorship and is awarded annually to only one faculty member from throughout the school. Dr. Rustgi’s receipt of this award follows his recognition with the 2012 Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs Distinguished Mentor Award.

IOM Names Three AGA Leaders as New Members

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 42nd annual meeting. Included are three of AGA's very own members:

  • R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, FACS, John Clinton Foshee distinguished professor of surgery and chair, section of surgical sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and surgeon-in-chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN.
  • David A. Brenner, MD, vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
  • John M. Carethers, MD, AGAF, John G. Searle professor and chair, department of internal medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor.

According to a news release from the institute, “Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.”

Please join us in congratulating these members on their achievements.

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