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2019 SCOPY: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) announces the winners of the 2019 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, a total of 31 SCOPY Awards will be presented to an outstanding slate of colorectal cancer awareness champions,” said Sophie M. Balzora, MD, FACG, Chair, ACG Public Relations Committee. “While all the submissions this year were engaging and effective, the 2019 winners demonstrate sustained engagement with community members, effective collaboration to deliver comprehensive public awareness campaigns, and exemplary commitment to increasing of colorectal cancer screening,” she added.

The winning projects were selected by judges Dr. Balzora and Janice Jang, MD, of the NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY.

“The spirit of the SCOPY award is to inspire all ACG members to get involved in community education and make a difference in colorectal cancer prevention by celebrating impactful and creative efforts, particularly the innovative, fun, and frequently hilarious ways our members keep the CRC screening message fresh,” said ACG President Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG.

The winners will be honored at the SCOPY Awards Ceremony & Workshop on Sunday, October 27, at 3:30 pm Central Daylight Time (Room 303A, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center) and in the 2019 SCOPY Awards Booklet.

Details of the awards can be found in the 2019 SCOPY Awards Booklet.

Best Bowel Prep Video
Adewale Ajumobi, MD
Rancho Mirage, CA
How to Make Colonoscopy Prep More Tolerable

Best Celebrity Dressed in Blue – Darryl Strawberry at Brooklyn Hospital
Brooklyn Hospital Center
Brooklyn, NY
Colon Cancer: “Hitting it out of the Big Apple Ballpark”

Best Community Awareness Initiatives by a Hospital
Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
Houston, TX
LBJ Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – “Get Your Screen-On”

Best Community Service Delivery
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA
UVA Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Campaign

Best Coordinated Community Awareness Campaign by a Private Practice
University Gastroenterology
Providence, RI
University Gastroenterology/University Endoscopy Group Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign 2019

Best Coordinated Community Outreach by a Health System
Allegheny Health Network

Pittsburgh, PA
CARE MODEL – Colorectal Cancer Collaborative Awareness Research Education and Methods for Outreach Delivery Engagement and Learning

Best High Impact Initiative for an Underserved Population
Drexel Gastroenterology

Philadelphia, PA
No Blood, No Problem! A Multidisciplinary Approach to Spread Colorectal Cancer Awareness Among Jehovah’s Witnesses

Best Mandarin Video
Jessie J. Xie, MD

Little Rock, AR
Endoscopies Explained: A Video Series to Explain Colon Cancer Screening

Best Multi-Faceted Education Initiative by a Hospital
The Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ
The Valley Hospital Colorectal Cancer Awareness Activities: 2019

Best Original Tactic – Visit the Endo Unit
Priyanka Kanth, MD, MSCI, FACG – University of Utah Healthcare

Salt Lake City, UT
Colon Cancer Awareness Open House Event

Best State-Level Collaboration to Deliver Screening to Underserved Patients
Bryan T. Green, MD

Greenwood, SC
Colon Cancer Prevention Network

Best Use of Social Media
Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Business as Usual – Colon Cancer Awareness Is Just a Part of Who We Are!

Best Video from GI Fellow
Jonathan Pinto, MD, MPH – Harlem Hospital Center

New York, NY
Say Yes to Colon Cancer Screening!

Most Creative Community Awareness Campaign
Austin Gastroenterology

Austin, TX
“Keep Austin Screened” Campaign for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Most Moving & Motivating Campaign
Lindsey Bierle, DO – Virginia Tech Carilion

Roanoke, VA saygoodBIERLEtocoloncancer

Most Vibrant Community Event
GI Associates

Flowood, MS
2019 Guts and Butts 5K to Prevent Colon Cancer

Darrell M. Gray, MD, and The Ohio State University

Wexner Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology
Columbus, OH
Provider and Community Engagement (PACE) Program for Health Equity in Colorectal Cancer Prevention

SCOPY All in the Family Award – TIE
Aakash Aggarwal, MD

New York, NY
Colon Cancer Screening Awareness Month

SCOPY All in the Family Award – TIE
Ronald Hsu, MD, FACG

Roseville, CA
Breaking the Barriers with the Colorectal Kid

SCOPY Effective Advocacy Award
Jean Wang, MD, PhD, FACG, and the Missouri Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

St. Louis, MO
Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Missouri

SCOPY Healthy Living Award
Licking Memorial Health Systems

Newark, OH
LMHSColonHealth.org: Don’t Delay! Contact Your Physician for a Colon Cancer Screening

Best Coordinated Community Health Intervention
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Los Angeles, CA
Addressing Health Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening

Most Far-Reaching & Impactful Initiative
UCLA Health

Los Angeles, CA
Inaugural UCLA Health Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign

SCOPY Quality Improvement Award
UCLA Health Colon Cancer Quality Workgroup

Los Angeles, CA
Quality Improvement in Colorectal Cancer Screening at UCLA Health

SCOPY Incubator of Excellence in CRC Prevention Award
UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine

Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinated Collaboration Across the UCLA Health System

SCOPY Making CRC Awareness Fun Award
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL
Love Your Bum, Get it Screened: Colorectal Cancer Awareness at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

SCOPY Practice What We Preach Award
Austin Gastroenterology

Austin, TX
PSA Documentary Promoting Colon Cancer Awareness: One Physician’s Personal Colonoscopy Journey

SCOPY Service Award – TIE
Gastro Health

Miami, FL
Free Colonoscopy Event for Underinsured Patients

SCOPY Service Award – TIE
GI Associates

Flowood, MS
GiveBack2019 – Circle of Care Referring Physician Screening Education

SCOPY Service Award – TIE
Santa Maria Gastroenterology

Santa Maria, CA
Reaching 80 Percent Screening and Beyond in Our Local Community

SCOPY Spirit Award
Consultants in Gastroenterology

Columbia, SC
“March Madness” Colon Cancer Awareness Month Media Blitz in Columbia, SC

About the American College of Gastroenterology

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of over 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. www.gi.org