Distinguished Mentor Award
AGA will announce the 2023 Recognition Award Recipients in early 2023.
Recognition Award nominations are open through Aug. 23, 2022.
Established in 2004, the Distinguished Mentor Award recognizes one individual for their achievements as an outstanding mentor.
- Nominees have dedicated long-term efforts to the mentoring of others in in digestive disease fields. Mentees may range from students and trainees, to fellows, junior faculty or those in practice.
- Nominees must have a current AGA membership.
- The recipient is selected by the AGA Recognition Prizes Panel constituting members of the AGA Diversity Committee, AGA Institute Clinical Guidelines Committee, AGA Institute Education and Training Committee, AGA Institute Practice Management and Economics Committee, and AGA Institute Research Policy Committee.
- The AGA Governing Board ratifies the recipient.
Nominations are reviewed according to the eligibility criteria listed above and the following review and selection criteria. Nominees:
- Have demonstrated exemplary service to AGA through service or leadership on AGA committees, journal editorial boards and/or the governing board. Recognition as an AGA Fellow is also considered.
- Have fostered the utmost, ethical and inclusive academic standards in classroom, clinical and research environments, including a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Have positively influenced the professional pursuits of mentees, through for example, inclusion as co-authors on publications or co-investigators on grants, by providing opportunities for presentations at extramural research conferences, and/or through sponsorship in other professional pursuits related to digestive health.
- Have numerous former mentees who have gone on to clinical practices or faculty appointments, and to success in securing professional appointments, leadership positions, research discoveries, honors and awards, and/or grant funding. Irrespective of the mentoring focus, the nomination should quantify and describe the impact of the mentorship on the development of others.
Current members of the AGA Recognition Prizes Panel and AGA Governing Board are prohibited from submitting or supporting nominations.
The recipient is recognized at the AGA Awards Ceremony during Digestive Disease Week®.
All nominations are submitted online by a primary nominator who is an AGA member. The names of additional AGA members who support the nomination should be listed on the nomination form and included as signatories in the nomination letter.
Complete nomination packages include the following supporting materials, uploaded in PDF format. Please title the files using the nominee’s last name, first initial and the type of file (i.e., DoeJ_Letter.pdf, DoeJ_CV.pdf).
- A nomination letter, not to exceed three pages, signed by the primary nominator and additional AGA members who support the nomination. Additional signature pages beyond the two-page limit are allowed when the letter has multiple signatures.
- Nominee’s curriculum vitae.
Please direct all questions about this and other AGA recognition prizes to 301-941-2619 or via email at email@example.com.
|2023||Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, AGAF|
|2022||Anna Lok, MD, AGAF|
|2021||Vay Liang W. Go, MD, AGAF|
|2020||Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD|
|2019||Fred S. Gorelick, MD|
|2018||Mary K. Estes, PhD, AGAF|
|2017||John Carethers, MD, AGAF; Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD|
|2016||Pauline K. Lund, PhD; Anil K. Rustgi, MD, AGAF|
|2015||Susan J. Henning, PhD; M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD|
|2014||Gregory J. Gores, MD, AGAF; Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH, AGAF|
|2013||John T. LaMont, MD, AGAF|
|2012||Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF|
|2011||Chung Owyang, MD|
|2010||Tadataka Yamada, MD, AGAF|
|2009||Jerry S. Trier, MD, AGAF|
|2008||Michael Field, MD|
|2007||Henry J. Binder, MD|
|2006||Young S. Kim, MD|
|2005||Nicholas F. La Russo, MD, AGAF|