ACG Auxiliary Awards

ACG offers awards in a variety of areas for outstanding abstract submissions for its 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting. The Auxiliary of the American College of Gastroenterology offers two awards for $1,000 each to the primary authors of the two best papers presented at ACG 2019. One award will be given to a Fellow or Member of the ACG and the other award will be given to a physician in training. The latter paper must be accompanied by an attestation that the work is primarily that of the trainee. The two best papers will be selected by the ACG Educational Affairs Committee.

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2019 Auxiliary Award Recipients- TBD


PAPER 11. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of a Selective, Oral Sphingosine 1-Phosphate (S1P) Receptor Modulator, Etrasimod (APD334), in Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis (UC): Results From the OASIS Study
William J. Sandborn, MD, FACG1, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, MD, PhD2, Luba Trokan3, Jinkun Zhang3, Tanja Kühbacher, MD, PhD4, Michael Chiorean, MD5, Scott D. Lee, MD6, Severine Vermeire, MD, PhD7, Bruce Yacyshyn, MD, FACG8, Snehal Naik3, Preston Klassen3, Julian Panes, PhD9; 1University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA; 2University Hospital of Nancy, University of Lorraine, Nancy, Lorraine, France; 3Arena Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA; 4Asklepio Westklinikum, Hamburg, Germany; 5Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA; 6University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 7University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; 9Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, IDIBAPS, CIBERehd, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


* POSTER 1620. Is Sex Associated With Differences in Academic Productivity Among Gastroenterologists at U.S. Training Programs?
Daniel S. Jamorabo, MD, Benjamin Renelus, MD, Richy Chen, MD, Hashroop Gurm, MD, Muntasir Jahangir, MD, Smruti Mohanty, MD; NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Past ACG Auxiliary Award Recipients

2017 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Member) Physician (non-trainee) Recipient

Volatile Organic Compound Biomarker Signature in Bile to Distinguish Pancreatic Cancer From Chronic Pancreatitis: A Single Blinded Study
Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD, FACG1 , Chad Spencer, MD2, David Grove, PhD3 , Xiang Zhu, MS2 , Mansour Parsi, MD4 , John Vargo, MD4 , Muhammad Khalid Hasan, MD2 , Robert Hawes, MD, FACG2 , Ji Young Bang, MD, MPH2 , Shyam Varadarajulu, MD2 , Raed Dweik, MD4 ; 1 Florida Hospital, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL; 2 Center for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL; 3 Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, OH; 4 Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH


2017 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Trainee) Fellow-in-Training Recipient

Risk of Alcohol Abuse Is Increased After Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Praneet Wander, MD1 , Daniel Castaneda, MD2 , Joanna Dognin, PsyD3 , Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MHES, FACG4 , Violeta Popov, MD, PhD, FACG3 ; 1 Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt, New York, NY; 2 Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals, New York, NY; 3 New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY; 4 Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

2015 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Member)

Impact of Recent Guidelines on the Role of EUS in Diagnosis of Asymptomatic Neoplastic Pancreatic Cysts
Divyanshoo Kohli, MD1, Ashwani Kapoor, MD2, Doumit BouHaidar, MD1, Ravi Vachhani, MD3; 1Virginia Commonwealth University, Division of Gastroenterology, Richmond, VA; 2Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; 3Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2015 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Trainee)

Effect of an Endoscopic Quality Improvement Program on Adenoma Detection Rates: A Multicenter Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in Clinical Practice Setting (EQUIP-3)
Michael Wallace, MD, MPH, FACG1, Julia Crook, MD1, Colleen Thomas, MD1, Estella Staggs, MD1, Laurie Parker2, Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG3; 1Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL; 2American College of Gastroenterology, Bethesda, MD; 3Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

2014 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Member)

Colonoscopy Is Associated With a Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer and Mortality in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH1, Andrew Cagan, BS4, Tianxi Cai, PhD3, Vivian Gainer, MS4, Stanley Shaw, MD, PhD1, Susanne Churchill, PhD4, Elizabeth Karlsin, MD, MPH2, Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD1, Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD2, Katherine Liao, MD, MPH2, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA; Partners Healthcare, Boston, MA

2014 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Trainee)

Dronabinol Increases Pain Threshold in Non-cardiac Chest Pain: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial
Zubair Malik, MD1, Levent Bayman, MSc2, Jessica Valestine, BSc2, Ron Schey, MD, FACG1, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

2013 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Member)

Do CRNAs Need Onsite MD Anesthesia Supervision for Safe Propofol Sedation in an Ambulatory Endoscopy Center (AEC)? A Comparison of 2 Sedation Models: CRNA Alone and CRNA with MD Anesthesia Supervision in 99,818 Consecutive Procedures
Murtaza Parekh, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Anderson, RN, Susan Miller, RN, BSH, Charles Barish, MD, Rig Patel, MD, Digestive Healthcare, Raleigh Endoscopy Center, Wake Gastroenterology, Raleigh, NC

2013 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Trainee)

The Epidemiology of Hepatitis E Virus in the United States: Update on Prevalence and Risk Factors from NHANES 2009-2010 Survey
Ivo Ditah, MD, MPhil, Pardha Devaki, MD, MPH, Fausta Ditah, MD, Ofor Ewelukwa, MD, MS, Basile Njei, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

2012 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Member)

PA32540 (Enteric-coated Aspirin 325 mg + Immediate-release Omeprazole 40 mg) Is Associated with Significantly Fewer Gastric Ulcers and Significantly Less Endoscopic Erosive Esophagitis than Enteric-coated Aspirin (EC-ASA) Alone: Results of Two Phase 3 Studies
Jay Goldstein, MD, FACG, Byron Cryer, MD, FACG, Angel Lanas, MD, Glenn Eisen, MD, James Scheiman, MD, FACG, Ying Zhang, MS, John Fort, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, POZEN, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

2012 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Trainee)

The Inpatient Mortality Rate for Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Is Decreasing in the United States: A Nationwide Analysis Over Two Decades
Marwan Abougergi, MD, John Saltzman, MD, FACG, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

2011 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Member)

Effect of Vitamin E and Alfa Lipoic Acid (ALA) in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Open Label Prospective Clinical Trial – VAIN Trial
P. Patrick Basu, MD, FACG, Nethya Krishnaswamy, MD, Thankam Nair, MD, Niraj James Shah, MD, Sakina Farhat, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Forest Hills, NY; Northshore Forest Hills Hospital, Forest Hills, NY

2011 ACG Auxiliary Award Recipient (Trainee)

Correlation Between EUS and Histopathology in 50 Patients Undergoing Total Pancreatectomy (TP) with Islet Autotransplantation (IAT) for Minimal Change Chronic Pancreatitis (MCCP)
Jose Vega-Peralta, MD, Carlos Manivel, MD, Rajeev Attam, MD, Mustafa Arain, MD, James Mallery, MD, David Radosevich, RN, PhD, Firas Khamis, MD, Melena Bellin, MD, Srinath Chinnakotla, MD, Ty Dunn, MD, Aasma Shaukat, MD, Gregory Beilman, MD, David Sutherland, MD, Martin Freeman, MD, FACG, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN