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.
Created in 1941, the Julius Friedenwald Medal recognizes an individual who has made lifelong contributions to the filed of gastroenterology.
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.
The recipient is selected by the AGA Governing Board. Nominees will be reviewed using the eligibility criteria listed above.
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.
Please forward all questions about this and other AGA recognition prizes to 301-941-2619 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Gail Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF
1979 Hugh R. Butt