AGA Institute Council Section Research Mentor Award

The AGA Institute Council Section Research Mentor Award (RMA) acknowledges AGA members for their achievements as outstanding mentors in a specific area of research. Awards are given to AGA Institute Council section members who have research interests in the section research topics and have demonstrated a track record of outstanding mentorship in research. Recipients will be awarded during high-level sessions at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW).

Nominations for the 2022 AGA Institute Council Research Mentor Award cycle will be accepted June 30-Aug. 18, 2021. Both clinical and basic research mentors are accepted, though the following sections will be looking for specific nominations:

  • Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM) Section: basic research mentor
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Developmental Biology (PGDB) Section: clinical research mentor

Nominate a colleague today using the online nomination portal. The nomination period will remain open through Aug. 18, 2021.

Eligibility

The nominee:

  • Must be a current AGA member at the time of nomination.
  • Must be a member of the council section in which they are nominated in.
  • Supports DDW through attendance and participation.
  • All active AGA members can nominate; however nominees must be affiliated with the section in which they are nominated for the RMA.
  • When nominating, please consider diversity of mentors (e.g. gender, race, ethnicity, institution/geographic location and career level). 

The current council chair, section leaders and previous RMA recipients are ineligible for nomination.

2018 Pediatric Gastroenterology & Developmental Biology (PGDB) Section Research Mentor recipient Deborah L. Gumucio, PhD, receives her award with Mark Ronald Frey, PhD, then PGDB vice chair (2017-2019).

Eligibility

The nominee

  • Must be a current AGA member at the time of nomination.
  • Must be a member of the council section in which they are nominated in.
  • Supports DDW through attendance and participation.
  • All active AGA members can nominate; however nominees must be affiliated with the section in which they are nominated for the RMA.
  • When nominating, please consider diversity of mentors (e.g. gender, race, ethnicity, institution/geographic location and career level). 

The current council chair, section leaders and previous RMA recipients are ineligible for nomination.

2018 Pediatric Gastroenterology & Developmental Biology (PGDB) Section Research Mentor recipient

Deborah L. Gumucio, PhD, receives her award with Mark Ronald Frey, PhD, then PGDB vice chair (2017-2019).

Nomination submission

To nominate an AGA member for the Section Research Mentor Award, the following documents are required:

  • REQUIRED: Letter of nomination outlining the nominee’s mentoring activities. A list of the nominee’s mentees, their topics of research and their current status included in this letter is strongly encouraged.
  • REQUIRED: Nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  • OPTIONAL: Up to three additional supporting letters.

All are welcome to submit a nomination of an AGA member affiliated with the particular section. Please contact AGA Institute Council staff should you have any questions or issues completing the form. For best results, please use Chrome or Firefox. You may need to adjust your pop-up settings to ensure they are not blocked.

2018 Pancreatic Disorders (PAN) Section Research Mentor recipient

Suresh T. Chari, MD, receives his award with Santhi Swaroop Vege, MD, MBBS, DM, AGAF, former PAN section chair, 2016-2019.

Previous award recipients

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2020 – Peter H. R. Green, MD

2019 – Wayne I. Lencer, MD, AGAF

2018 – Gary D. Wu, MD

2017 – Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, DSc, AGAF

2016 – Kim E. Barrett, PhD, AGAF

2015 – Jerrold R. Turner, MD, PhD, AGAF

2013 – Joseph H. Sellin, MD, AGAF

2011 – James Lee Madara, MD, AGAF

2022 – Jason C. Mills, MD, PhD, AGAF

2020 – Linda C. Samuelson, PhD

2019 – Mark Donowitz, MD, AGAF

2018 – Charalabos Pothoulakis, MD

2017 – Nigel W. Bunnett, PhD

2016 – James R. Goldenring, MD, PhD, AGAF

2014 – Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD

2012 – Pauline Kay Lund, PhD

2022 – Thomas F. Imperiale, MD, FACP, AGAF, FASGE

2020 – John M. Inadomi, MD, AGAF

2019 – Linda Rabeneck, MD, MPH

2018 – Amnon Sonnenberg, MD, MSc

2017 – Ernst Johan Kuipers, MD, PhD, AGAF

2016 – Not Awarded

2014 – Dawn Provenzale, MD, MS, AGAF

2012 – Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH, AGAF

2022 – David A. Katzka, MD, AGAF

2020 – Joel E. Richter, MD, FASGE

2019 – Stuart Jon Spechler, MD, AGAF

2018 – Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, AGAF

2017 – Prateek Sharma, MD

2016 – John E. Pandolfino, MD, AGAF

2015 – David Y. Graham, MD

2013 – Michael Fredrick Vaezi, MD, PhD, MSc

2011 – James M. Scheiman, MD, AGAF

2020 – Subhas Banerjee, MD, AGAF

2019 – Irving Waxman, MD

2018 – Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH, AGAF

2017 – Kenneth K. Wang, MD, AGAF

2016 – William R. Brugge, MD, AGAF, FASGE

2014 – Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, AGAF

2012 – Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE

2022 – Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD, AGAF

2020 – Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, AGAF

2019 – Richard M. Peek, Jr., MD, AGAF

2018 – Randall W. Burt, MD, AGAF

2017 – Jun Yu, MD, PhD, AGAF

2016 – John M. Carethers, MD, AGAF

2015 – Stephen J. Meltzer, MD

2013 – Anil K. Rustgi, MD, AGAF

2011 – C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF

2022 – Uma Mahadevan, MD, AGAF

2020 – Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF

2019 – Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, AGAF

2018 – Claudio Fiocchi, MD

2017 – Gordon R. Greenberg, MD (posthumously)

2016 – William J. Sandborn, MD, AGAF

2014 – Lloyd Mayer, MD

2012 – Paul L. Beck, MD, PhD

2022 – Kenneth E. Sherman, MD, PhD, AGAF

2020 – Anna Mae Diehl, MD

2019 – David A. Brenner, MD

2018 – Scott L. Friedman, MD

2017 – Arun J. Sanyal, MD

2016 – Not Awarded

2014 – M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD

2012 – Nicholas F. LaRusso, MD, AGAF

2022 – Beth A. McCormick, PhD

2020 – Fergus Shanahan, MD

2018 – R. Balfour Sartor, MD

2018 – Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD

2017 – John F. Cryan, PhD (inaugural)

2022 – Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, PhD, AGAF, FACG, FASPET

2020 – Henry P. Parkman, MD

2019 – Gianrico Farrugia, MD, AGAF

2018 – Richard W. McCallum, MD, AGAF

2017 – Raj Goyal, MD

2016 – Jackie D. Wood, PhD, AGAF, RFF

2015 – Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF

2013 – Yvette Taché, PhD

2011 – Joseph H. Szurszewski, PhD, AGAF

2022 – Stephen J.D. O’Keefe, MD, PhD, AGAF

2020 – Dennis D. Black, MD, AGAF

2019 – Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD

2018 – Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, AGAF

2017 – David H. Alpers, MD, AGAF

2016 – Patrick Tso, PhD

2015 – Samuel Klein, MD

2013 – Eugene B. Chang, MD, AGAF

2011 – Khursheed N. Jeejeebhoy, PhD, MBBS, AGAF

2022 – Stephen J. Pandol, MD

2020 – Vay Liang W. Go, MD, AGAF

2019 – Fred S. Gorelick, MD

2018 – Suresh T. Chari, MD

2017 – Peter A. Banks, MD

2016 – David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, AGAF

2014 – Eugene P. DiMagno, MD

2012 – John A. Williams, MD, PhD

2022 – Maria Oliva-Hemker, MD, AGAF

2020 – D. Brent Polk, MD, AGAF

2019 – Anne Marie Griffiths, MD

2018 – Deborah L. Gumucio, PhD

2017 – Paul Erick Hyman, MD

2016 – Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH

2015 – Richard J. Grand, MD

2013 – W. Allan Walker, MD, AGAF

2011 – Susan J. Henning, PhD, AGAF

  • Basic & Clinical Intestinal Disorders (BCID)

    Basic & Clinical Intestinal Disorders (BCID)

  • Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology (CMG)

    Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology (CMG)

  • Clinical Practice (CP)

    Clinical Practice (CP)

  • Endoscopy, Technology & Imaging (ETI)

    Endoscopy, Technology & Imaging (ETI)

  • Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders (EGD)

    Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders (EGD)

  • Gastrointestinal Oncology (GIONC)

    Gastrointestinal Oncology (GIONC)

  • Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IMIBD)

    Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IMIBD)

  • Liver & Biliary (LB)

    Liver & Biliary (LB)

  • Microbiome & Microbial Therapy (MMT)

    Microbiome & Microbial Therapy (MMT)

  • Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM)

    Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM)

  • Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition (OMN)

    Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition (OMN)

  • Pancreatic Disorders (PAN)

    Pancreatic Disorders (PAN)

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology & Developmental Biology (PGDB)

    Pediatric Gastroenterology & Developmental Biology (PGDB)

Basic & Clinical Intestinal Disorders (BCID)

Peter H. R. Green, MD

Cellular & Molecular Gastroenterology (CMG)

Linda C. Samuelson, PhD

Clinical Practice (CP)

John M. Inadomi, MD, AGAF

Endoscopy, Technology & Imaging (ETI)

Subhas Banerjee, MD, AGAF

Esophageal, Gastric & Duodenal Disorders (EGD)

Joel E. Richter, MD, FASGE

Gastrointestinal Oncology (GIONC)

Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, AGAF

Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IMIBD)

Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF

Liver & Biliary (LB)

Anna Mae Diehl, MD

Microbiome & Microbial Therapy (MMT)

Fergus Shanahan, MD

Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM)

Henry P. Parkman, MD

Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition (OMN)

Dennis D. Black, MD, AGAF

Pancreatic Disorders (PAN)

Vay Liang W. Go, MD, AGAF

Pediatric Gastroenterology & Developmental Biology (PGDB)

D. Brent Polk, MD, AGAF