Award Winners

AGA’s annual recognition awards are given in honor of outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology. To read about all 2020 AGA recognition prize winners, please read the press release.

2020 Award Winners

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  • Julius Friedenwald Medal
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    Julius Friedenwald Medal

  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science
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    Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science

  • William Beaumont Prize
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    William Beaumont Prize

  • William Beaumont Prize
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    William Beaumont Prize

  • Research Service Award
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    Research Service Award

  • Distinguished Educator Award
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    Distinguished Educator Award

  • Distinguished Clinician Award
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    Distinguished Clinician Award

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  • Distinguished Clinician Award
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    Distinguished Clinician Award

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  • Distinguished Mentor Award
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    Distinguished Mentor Award

  • Outstanding Service Award
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    Outstanding Service Award

  • Outstanding Service Award
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    Outstanding Service Award

  • Outstanding Service Award
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    Outstanding Service Award

  • Young Investigator Awards
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    Young Investigator Awards

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  • Young Investigator Awards
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    Young Investigator Awards

    BASIC SCIENCE

Julius Friedenwald Medal

Gail Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF

Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science

R. Balfour Sartor, MD

William Beaumont Prize

Dennis Ahnen, MD, AGAF

William Beaumont Prize

Peter Kahrilas, MD, AGAF

Research Service Award

Peter Perrin, PhD

Distinguished Educator Award

Robert Fontana, MD

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Distinguished Clinician Award

Kimberly Persley, MD, AGAF

CLINICAL ACADEMIC PRACTICE

Distinguished Clinician Award

Gary Lichtenstein, MD, AGAF

Distinguished Mentor Award

Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD

Outstanding Service Award

Rob and Cathy Funderburg

Outstanding Service Award

Alex and Patty Funderburg

Outstanding Service Award

Hugh and Gail Funderburg

CLINICAL SCIENCE

Young Investigator Awards

Jennifer Lai, MD, MBA

BASIC SCIENCE

Young Investigator Awards

Nobuhiko Kamada, PhD

2020 Award Winners

AGA’s annual recognition awards are given in honor of outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology.

Click the photos below to learn more about our recipients.