2-27-2015 3-44-00 PM2016 SCOPY: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the second annual 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, Assistant 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.SCOPY Cover - Second Annual

“The College takes tremendous pride in the commitment by the GI community to support colorectal cancer prevention,” said ACG President Kenneth R. D
eVault, 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.



SCOPY Collage 2016SCOPY Awards for 2016

    The 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, SC
    Individual 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, NY
      Visionary Leadership, Media Engagement and Representation at the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
  • Best Multi-Channel Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign by a Private GI Practice
    • Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
      High-Profile Community Events and Creative Tactics Including a Special Fiesta Medal
  • Best Original Communication Campaign by a Private GI Practice
    • Center for Colon and Digestive Disease, PC, Huntsville, AL
      Originality and Execution of Mardi Gras Parade Float and Colonoscopy-Themed Holiday Tree
  • Best Community Service Delivery
    • Saint 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 Governor
    • Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG, ACG Board of Governors, and Arkansas Gastroenterology, North Little Rock, AR
      “Little Rock Goes Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness” Illuminated Bridges and Local Landmark Building
  • Best Original Tactic
    • West Chester Gastrointestinal Group, West Chester, PA
      “Colon Cancer is PREVENTABLE!” Campaign Featuring Giveaway of More Than 2,000 Free T-Shirts
  • Best Call-to-Action
    • Sanford 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, CA
      Clear Liquid Diet for Colonoscopy Infographic via bowelprepguide.com Website
  • Most Humorous Video
    • Nizar H. Senussi, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
      An Original Rap by P Polyp “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Rap Part 2”
  • Best Video from an Academic Center
    • UNC 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, OH
      The 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 Awareness
    • Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates, Marrero, LA
      Local 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 Practice
    • Ronald 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
    • 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 Engagement
    • Cindy McDaniel and Marsha Williams, Digestive Health Specialists PA, Tupelo, MS
      Dedicated 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 Practice
    • Lawrence M. Fiedler, MD, and Digestive CARE, Boca Raton, FL
      “What Did You Do?” Colon Cancer Public Service Announcement
  • SCOPY Media Champion
    • Dawndy Mercer Plank, WIS-10, Columbia, SC
      Courageous 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, CA
      Live 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, PC
    Inter-Office Competition for Dress in Blue Day Themes and Creative Antics

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