American College of Gastroenterology Announces Winners of Fifth Annual SCOPY Awards

San Antonio (October 28, 2019) – The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the 2019 SCOPY Awards (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence) to recognize the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention.

“This year, a total of 31 SCOPY Awards will be presented to an outstanding slate of colorectal cancer awareness champions,” said Sophie M. Balzora, MD, FACG, Chair, ACG Public Relations Committee. “While all the submissions this year were engaging and effective, the 2019 winners demonstrate sustained engagement with community members, effective collaboration to deliver comprehensive public awareness campaigns, and exemplary commitment to increasing of colorectal cancer screening,” she added.

The winning projects were selected by judges Dr. Balzora and Janice Jang, MD, of the NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY.

“The spirit of the SCOPY award is to inspire all ACG members to get involved in community education and make a difference in colorectal cancer prevention by celebrating impactful and creative efforts, particularly the innovative, fun, and frequently hilarious ways our members keep the CRC screening message fresh,” said ACG President Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG.

The winners will be honored at the SCOPY Awards Ceremony & Workshop on Sunday, October 27, at 3:30 pm Central Daylight Time (Room 303A, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center) and in the 2019 SCOPY Awards Booklet.

Details of the awards can be found in the 2019 SCOPY Awards Booklet. http://bit.ly/SCOPYAwards19

 

SCOPY AWARDS for 2019

 

Best Bowel Prep Video Adewale Ajumobi, MD Rancho Mirage, CA

How to Make Colonoscopy Prep More Tolerable

 

Best Celebrity Dressed in Blue – Darryl Strawberry at Brooklyn Hospital Brooklyn Hospital Center Brooklyn, NY

Colon Cancer: “Hitting it out of the Big Apple Ballpark”         

 

Best Community Awareness Initiatives by a Hospital Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital Houston, TX

LBJ Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – “Get Your Screen-On”

 

Best Community Service Delivery University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, VA

UVA Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Campaign

 

Best Coordinated Community Awareness Campaign by a Private Practice University Gastroenterology Providence, RI

University Gastroenterology/University Endoscopy Group Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign 2019

 

Best Coordinated Community Outreach by a Health System Allegheny Health Network Pittsburgh, PA

CARE MODEL – Colorectal Cancer Collaborative Awareness Research Education and Methods for Outreach Delivery Engagement and Learning

 

Best High Impact Initiative for an Underserved Population Drexel Gastroenterology Philadelphia, PA

No Blood, No Problem! A Multidisciplinary Approach to Spread Colorectal Cancer Awareness Among Jehovah’s Witnesses

 

Best Mandarin Video Jessie J. Xie, MD Little Rock, AR

Endoscopies Explained: A Video Series to Explain Colon Cancer Screening

 

Best Multi-Faceted Education Initiative by a Hospital The Valley Hospital Ridgewood, NJ

The Valley Hospital Colorectal Cancer Awareness Activities: 2019

 

Best Original Tactic – Visit the Endo Unit Priyanka Kanth, MD, MSCI, FACG – University of Utah Healthcare Salt Lake City, UT

Colon Cancer Awareness Open House Event

 

Best State-Level Collaboration to Deliver Screening to Underserved Patients Bryan T. Green, MD Greenwood, SC

Colon Cancer Prevention Network

 

Best Use of Social Media Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio San Antonio, TX

Business as Usual – Colon Cancer Awareness Is Just a Part of Who We Are!

 

Best Video from GI Fellow

Jonathan Pinto, MD, MPH – Harlem Hospital Center New York, NY

Say Yes to Colon Cancer Screening!

 

Most Creative Community Awareness Campaign Austin Gastroenterology Austin, TX

“Keep Austin Screened” Campaign for Colon Cancer Awareness Month             

 

Most Moving & Motivating Campaign Lindsey Bierle, DO – Virginia Tech Carilion Roanoke, VA

#saygoodBIERLEtocoloncancer

 

Most Vibrant Community Event GI Associates Flowood, MS

2019 Guts and Butts 5K to Prevent Colon Cancer

 

SCOPY MVP Darrell M. Gray, MD, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology Columbus, OH

Provider and Community Engagement (PACE) Program for Health Equity in Colorectal Cancer Prevention

 

SCOPY All in the Family Award – TIE Aakash Aggarwal, MD New York, NY

Colon Cancer Screening Awareness Month

 

SCOPY All in the Family Award – TIE Ronald Hsu, MD, FACG Roseville, CA

Breaking the Barriers with the Colorectal Kid

 

SCOPY Effective Advocacy Award Jean Wang, MD, PhD, FACG, and the Missouri Colorectal Cancer Roundtable St. Louis, MO

Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Missouri

 

SCOPY Healthy Living Award Licking Memorial Health Systems Newark, OH

LMHSColonHealth.org: Don’t Delay! Contact Your Physician for a Colon Cancer Screening         

 

Best Coordinated Community Health Intervention UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Los Angeles, CA

Addressing Health Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening

 

Most Far-Reaching & Impactful Initiative UCLA Health Los Angeles, CA

Inaugural UCLA Health Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign

 

SCOPY Quality Improvement Award UCLA Health Colon Cancer Quality Workgroup Los Angeles, CA

Quality Improvement in Colorectal Cancer Screening at UCLA Health

 

SCOPY Incubator of Excellence in CRC Prevention Award UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases  Los Angeles, CA

Coordinated Collaboration Across the UCLA Health System

 

SCOPY Making CRC Awareness Fun Award University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL

Love Your Bum, Get it Screened: Colorectal Cancer Awareness at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

SCOPY Practice What We Preach Award Austin Gastroenterology Austin, TX

PSA Documentary Promoting Colon Cancer Awareness: One Physician’s Personal Colonoscopy Journey             

 

SCOPY Service Award – TIE Gastro Health Miami, FL

Free Colonoscopy Event for Underinsured Patients

 

SCOPY Service Award – TIE

GI Associates

Flowood, MS

GiveBack2019 – Circle of Care Referring Physician Screening Education

 

SCOPY Service Award – TIE Santa Maria Gastroenterology Santa Maria, CA

Reaching 80 Percent Screening and Beyond in Our Local Community

 

SCOPY Spirit Award Consultants in Gastroenterology Columbia, SC

“March Madness” Colon Cancer Awareness Month Media Blitz in Columbia, SC 

 

About the American College of Gastroenterology

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of over 14,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College’s vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based, and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention, and treatment. www.gi.org

 

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