Distinguished Service Award in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Established in 2021, the Distinguished Service Award in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion honors an individual who has promoted diversity, equity and inclusion within AGA and the broader gastroenterology community. To read about all 2021 AGA recognition prize winners, please read the press release.

Nominations are closed for the year. We will announce the 2022 recipients in January.

Description

Created in 2021, the Distinguished Service Award in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion honors an individual who has promoted diversity, equity and inclusion within AGA and the broader gastroenterology community.

Eligibility

Nominees must have a current AGA membership and service to AGA, such as committee service and/or AGA fellowship, will be taken into consideration. The recipient will have a record of commitment to and achievement in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in gastroenterology through mentorship, training, research, clinical practice, advocacy, and/or community engagement.

Selection process

The recipient is selected by the AGA Diversity Committee and ratified by the AGA Governing Board. Nominees are reviewed using the eligibility criteria above.

Recognition

The recipient will be recognized at the AGA Awards Ceremony during Digestive Disease Week®.

Nomination and submission process

All nominations must be 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.

The following supporting materials must be uploaded with the nomination form 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 two pages, signed by the primary nominator and additional AGA members who support the nomination. If the letter has multiple signatures, additional signature pages beyond the two-page limit are allowed.
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae.
CONTACT

Please forward all questions about this and other AGA recognition prizes to 301-941-2619 or via email at awards@gastro.org.

Recipients (2021–)

2021 Byron Cryer, MD, AGAF; Sandra Quezada, MD, MS For their contributions as co-chairs of the AGA Equity Project Advisory Board.