2-27-2015 3-44-00 PM2017 SCOPY: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the third 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.

“The 2017 SCOPY Award Winners deliver yet another class of extraordinary initiatives, meeting the high bar established in past years,” said Jordan J. Karlitz, MD, FACG, Chair, ACG Public Relations Committee, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tulane Cancer Center, New Orleans, LA. “Many projects exhibit zeal and a fervent, ongoing commitment to community service, public health, and the national screening goal of 80% of eligible adults by 2018.”

Twenty-one projects were selected by a panel of three judges that included Dr. Karlitz, Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACG, and Eugenia Tsai, MD.

“Year after year, the GI community demonstrates its remarkable dedication to support colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention,” said ACG President Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG. “The passion and dedication of ACG members to communicate the critical message of CRC screening and prevention is evident in every submission,” she added.

The winners were honored at a reception at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017, Orlando FL, and in a special SCOPY Booklet.

*Details of the awards can be found in the 2017 SCOPY Awards Booklet.*


SCOPY Awards for 2017

    • Best Spanish Language Video
      Adewale B. Ajumobi, MD, Rancho Mirage, CA
      Spanish Language Video Helps Viewers Understand What to Expect from Colonoscopy
    • Best Community Service Delivery
      Austin Gastroenterology, Austin, TX
      Second Annual Charity Screening Event for At-Risk Patients
    • Most Vibrant Community Event
      Borland-Groover Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
      600 People Raise $50,000 for Colorectal Cancer Awareness
    • Best Use of Patient Profiles to Increase Colorectal Cancer Awareness
      Central Illinois Endoscopy Center, Peoria, IL
      “Don’t Wait for a Reason. The Reasons Are Already There.”
    • Best Concept for Community Advertising by a Private Practice
      Gastro Health, LLC, Miami, FL
      “Be There for Your Family During Those Special Moments”
    • Best Coordinated Social Media Campaign by a Private Practice
      Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
      Professionally Designed and Synchronized Social Media Messaging
    • Tie for Best in Blue
      Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Philadelphia, PA
      When the Philly Skyline Turns Blue, Think of Colon Cancer
    • Tie for Best in Blue
      Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG, Chair, ACG National Affairs Committee, ACG Board of Governors, Arkansas Gastroenterology, North Little Rock, AR
      Bridges and Building Go Blue in Little Rock
    • Best Colorectal Cancer Awareness Outcomes Assessment
      Jinendra Satiya, MD, and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Palm Beach Regional GME Consortium Internal Medicine Residency Program, Atlantis, FL
      An Office-Based Endeavor to Increase Screening Rates
    • Best Multi-Channel Colorectal Cancer Awareness Initiative
      John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA
      Translating Words into Action
    • Best Call-to-Action
      Midwest Gastroenterology, Lee’s Summit, MO
      “What’s in Your Colon?”
    • SCOPY Spirit of Collaboration Award
      Fight Colorectal Cancer, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, American Cancer Society, and Katie Couric
      Livestreamed Awareness Event at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City
    • Best Original Event Concept and Community Engagement
      Pooja Singhal, MD, and Saint Anthony Gastroenterology Department, Oklahoma City, OK
      “Colon Polypalooza” Held in Partnership with Whole Foods
    • Best Community Service Delivery and Comprehensive Community Education Initiative
      Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
      Sweeping Community Service and Education for the Public and the Health Care Community
    • Best Social Media Tactic to Advance Education and Awareness
      University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA
      Reaching the Community through Facebook Live Video
    • Tie for Best CRC Awareness Initiative by an ACG Governor
      Stephen T. Amann, MD, FACG, ACG Board of Governors, Digestive Health Specialists, PA, Tupelo, MS
      “Don’t Clown Around, Get Screened”
    • Tie for Best CRC Awareness Initiative by an ACG Governor
      James C. Hobley, MD, MSc, FACG, ACG Board of Governors, GastroIntestinal Specialists, AMC, Shreveport, LA
      Dr. Seuss-Themed Top Hats and Outfits for CRC Awareness
    • Best Video by an Academic Center
      University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
      Q&A Video on Colorectal Cancer to Capture Attention of Age-Appropriate Patients
    • Best Patient Education Website
      Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc, Gastro Health, Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, FL
      Juan F. Echavarria, MD, MS, University of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
      Neil Sengupta, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
      Using Multimedia to Provide Patient Education
    • SCOPY Inspiration & Impact Award
      Matthew Paul Mewhorter, CancerOwl.com, Culpeper, VA
      CRC Survivor Tells Stories through CancerOwl Comic
    • Best Coordinated Community Health Intervention
      University of Virginia, Department of Gastroenterology, Charlottesville, VA
      Reaching Every Corner of Virginia with Coordinated Public Health Effort