American College of Gastroenterology Announces Winners of Second Annual SCOPYs: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence

The winners will be honored at a reception at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 16 at 4:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (The Venetian, Exhibit Hall C, ACG Exhibitor Theater).

Article ID: 662698

Released: 13-Oct-2016 8:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

Newswise — Las Vegas, NV, October 13, 2016– The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the 2016 SCOPY Awards (Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence) to recognize the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention.

“This year’s SCOPY winners have gone above and beyond in their creativity and vision. The winning projects and campaigns exemplify solid public health awareness messages coupled with innovative communications approaches,” said Jordan J. Karlitz, MD, FACG, Chair, ACG Public Relations Committee, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tulane Cancer Center, New Orleans, LA.

Twenty-three winners were selected by a panel of three judges that included Dr. Karlitz, Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACG, Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Practitioner, Gastrointestinal Consultants, LTD, Norfolk, VA, and Kaely S. Bade, MD, GI Fellow, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

“The College takes tremendous pride in the commitment by the GI community to support colorectal cancer prevention,” said ACG President Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG. “Projects by this year’s SCOPY winners reveal the depth of that commitment and demonstrate a sense of collaboration within their practices and engagement with the larger community,” he added.

The winners will be honored at a reception at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 16 at 4:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (The Venetian, Exhibit Hall C, ACG Exhibitor Theater) and in a special SCOPY Booklet.

Details of the awards can be found in the 2016 SCOPY Awards Booklet (


GRAND SCOPYThe Grand SCOPY honors the most innovative, multi-faceted and impactful efforts by an ACG member that represent the very best of what can and should be done to raise colorectal cancer awareness.

March E. Seabrook, MD, FACG, Consultants in Gastroenterology, West Columbia, SCIndividual Leadership and Advocacy for Colorectal Cancer Prevention in South Carolina

First Annual SCOPY Leadership Award Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, Secretary, ACG Board of Trustees, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NYVisionary Leadership, Media Engagement and Representation at the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

Best Multi-Channel Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign by a Private GI PracticeGastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio, San Antonio, TXHigh-Profile Community Events and Creative Tactics Including a Special Fiesta Medal

Best Original Communication Campaign by a Private GI PracticeCenter for Colon and Digestive Disease, PC, Huntsville, ALOriginality and Execution of Mardi Gras Parade Float and Colonoscopy-Themed Holiday Tree

Best Community Service DeliverySaint Anthony Physicians Gastroenterology, Pooja Singhal, MD, and Tauseef Ali, MD, FACG, Oklahoma City, OK“Project Colon Cancer Awareness” Multi-Faceted Initiative Featuring Screening Saturdays

Best Initiative by an ACG GovernorWhitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG, ACG Board of Governors, Arkansas Gastroenterology, North Little Rock, AR“Little Rock Goes Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness” Illuminated Bridges and Local Landmark Building

Best Original TacticWest Chester Gastrointestinal Group, West Chester, PA“Colon Cancer is PREVENTABLE!” Campaign Featuring Giveaway of More Than 2,000 Free T-Shirts

Best Call-to-ActionSanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD“Bottoms Up – Don’t Duck Out on Your Colonoscopy” Advertising Campaign

Best Infographic from a Private GI Practice Adewale B. Ajumobi, MD, Rancho Mirage, CAClear Liquid Diet for Colonoscopy Infographic via Website

Most Humorous Video Nizar H. Senussi, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OHAn Original Rap by P Polyp “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Rap Part 2”

Best Video from an Academic CenterUNC Hospitals Endoscopy Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC“How to Prepare for Your Colonoscopy”

Best Initiative to Address Health Care Disparities Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OHThe Provider and Community Engagement (PACE) Program for Health Equity in Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Cancer Disparities Conference

Best Use of Patient Profiles to Increase Colorectal Cancer AwarenessMetropolitan Gastroenterology Associates, Marrero, LALocal News Segments with Patient Stories to Promote Community CRC Education Events and Underscore Public Health Messages

Best Original Illustration Eugene Han, MD, and Ayse Aytaman, MD, FACG, ACG Board of Governors, New York Harbor Brooklyn VA and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY Super Colon Superhero, a Caped Crusader Who Stomps Out Colon Cancer

Best Video from a Private PracticeRonald K. Hsu, MD, FACG, Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants, Roseville, CA“Colorectal Cancer Countdown: 3-2-1 Get Screened!”

Tie for Best Original Event Concept and Community Engagement Rajeev Vasudeva, MD, FACG, and Consultants in Gastroenterology, West Columbia, SC“Colon Prep Party” a Festive Approach to Screening Highlighted via Extensive Local Media Coverage

Tie for Best Original Event Concept and Community Engagement Stephen T. Amann MD, FACG, ACG Board of Governors, and Digestive Health Specialists PA, Tupelo, MS “Blue Tie Affair” – A Charitable Event to Raise CRC Awareness and Benefit the North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Fund for Patient Assistance

Best Event Support and Community EngagementCindy McDaniel and Marsha Williams, Digestive Health Specialists PA, Tupelo, MSDedicated Event Leadership and Can-Do Spirit in Support of Tupelo’s “Blue Tie Affair”

Most Vibrant Community Event Puerto Rico Colorectal Cancer Coalition and Rafael A. Mosquera, MD, FACG, Gurabo, PR“5K Correlo, Caminalo y Chequeate Eso!” Fifth Annual 5K Run, with More Than 4,000 Participants

Most Moving Video by a Private GI PracticeLawrence M. Fiedler, MD, and Digestive CARE, Boca Raton, FL"What Did You Do?” Colon Cancer Public Service Announcement

SCOPY Media ChampionDawndy Mercer Plank, WIS-10, Columbia, SCCourageous TV Anchor Undergoing Colonoscopy and Covering Local “Colon Prep Party” for WIS-10, the NBC Affiliate in Columbia, SC

Most Educational Live Stream Colonoscopy Kenneth J. Chang, MD, FACG, and C. Gregory Albers, MD, FACG, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CALive stream of Dr. Albers’s Colonoscopy Performed by Dr. Chang on March 30, 2016, and Subsequent YouTube Fame

Best in Blue Best in Blue is a new category in 2016 for the most creative and splendid Dress in Blue Day efforts. Connecticut GI, PCInter-Office Competition for Dress in Blue Day Themes and Creative Antics

See the SCOPY Awards Booklet ( and the ACG Blog ( for more details on the winning entries.

About the American College of GastroenterologyFounded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of almost 14,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College's vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention and treatment. ACG Web site Visit the ACG Blog for all news, featured research and expert insights related to the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. Follow ACG on Twitter and view live updates from the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting at #ACG2016.



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