Julius Friedenwald Medal

Established in 1941, this recognition prize honors an individual who has contributed significantly to AGA and has made lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. This is the highest honor bestowed upon an AGA member. To read about all 2020  AGA recognition prize winners, please read the press release.

Nominate a colleague today using the online nomination portal. The nomination period will remain open through Aug. 25, 2020.

Description

Created in 1941, the Julius Friedenwald Medal recognizes an individual who has made lifelong contributions to the filed of gastroenterology.

Eligibility

Nominees must be current AGA members and have demonstrated exemplary service to AGA, such as committee service and/or AGA fellowship. Senior gastroenterologists who have spent most of their careers in gastroenterology and have made contributions to the field are eligible. The Friedenwald Medal may be given posthumously, provided that the nomination was made during the lifetime of the recipient. A deceased member can only be nominated in the year of his/her death.

Selection process

The recipient is selected by the AGA Governing Board. Nominees will be reviewed using the eligibility criteria listed above.

Recognition

The recipient will receive a $5,000 honorarium and will be recognized at the AGA Awards Ceremony during Digestive Disease Week®. AGA will reimburse the recipient’s travel expenses and provide hotel accommodations for up to two nights. Travel expenses for one guest will also be reimbursed. Additionally, an article highlighting the recipient’s accomplishments will be published in the May issue of Gastroenterology.

Nomination deadline and submission process

The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2021 prize is 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 25, 2020.

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.

Members of the AGA Governing Board may not nominate candidates or support another AGA member’s nomination.

CONTACT

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

Recipients (1941–2020)

2020 Gail Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF
2019 John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF
2018 Loren A. Laine, MD, AGAF
2017 Anil K. Rustgi, MD, AGAF
2016 C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF
2015 Robert S. Sandler
2014 Nicholas F. LaRusso
2013 Chung Owyang
2012 Emmet B. Keeffe (Posthumous)
2011 David Peura
2010 Donald O. Castell
2009 Daniel K. Podolsky
2008 Martin Brotman
2007 James W. Freston
2006 Norton J. Greenberger
2005 Ralph A. Giannella
2004 Jon I. Isenberg
2003 Tadataka Yamada
2002 Sidney Cohen
2001 Don W. Powell
2000 Howard M. Spiro
1999 Jerry S. Trier
1998 Eugene D. Jacobson
1997 David H. Alpers
1996 William Silen
1995 John T. Farrar
1994 Alan F. Hofmann
1993 John S. Fordtran
1992 Basil I. Hirschowitz
1991 Cyrus E. Rubin
1990 Rudi Schmid
1989 Marvin H. Sleisenger
1988 Frank P. Brooks
1987 Robert M. Donaldson, Jr.
1986 Fred Kern, Jr.
1985 Kurt J. Isselbacher
1984 Henry D. Janowitz
1983 Gerald Klatskin
1982 Thomas C. Chalmers
1981 Wade Volwiler
1980 Horace W. Davenport

1979 Hugh R. Butt
1978 Morton I. Grossman
1977 Charles J. Best
1976 Thomas P. Almy
1975 Joseph B. Kirsner
1974 Charles F. Code
1973 Leon Schiff
1972 J. Earl Thomas
1971 Hans Popper
1970 Andrew C. Ivey
1969 Franz J. Ingelfinger
1968 Julian M. Ruffin
1967 J. Arnold Bargen
1966 Dwight L. Wilbur
1965 Franklin Hollander
1964 Lester R. Dragstedt
1963 Walter L. Palmar
1962 Henry L. Bockus
1961 Jesse L. Bollman
1960 Chester M. Jones
1959 Russel S. Boles, Sr.
1958 A.H. Aaron
1957 T. Grier Miller
1956 Donald C. Balfour
1955 Frank Charles Mann
1954 Albert F.R. Andressen
1953 Burrill B. Crohn
1952 Sara M. Jordan
1951 Walter C. Alvarez
1950 B.B. Vincent Lyon
1949 Boris B. Babkin
1948 Franklin W. White
1947 George B. Eusterman
1946 Frank H. Lahey
1945 Lewis Gregory Cole
1944 A.J. Carlson
1943 Thomas R. Brown
1942 Max Einhorn
1941 Walter B. Cannon