ACG recognizes 31 through 2019 SCOPY awards

The American College of Gastroenterology named the winners of its 2019 SCOPY awards.

In total, the organization gave out 31 awards recognizing physicians and organizations for colon cancer awareness. The winners will be honored at a ceremony and workshop Oct. 27 at the American College of Gastroenterology's annual meeting in San Antonio.

"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, chair of the 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 colorectal cancer screening," she added.

The 31 winners are:

Best bowel prep video
"How to Make Colonoscopy Prep More Tolerable"
Adewale Ajumobi, MD
Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Best celebrity dressed in blue – Darryl Strawberry at Brooklyn Hospital
Colon Cancer: "Hitting it out of the Big Apple Ballpark"
Brooklyn Hospital Center
New York City

Best community awareness initiatives by a hospital
LBJ Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – "Get Your Screen-On"
Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
Houston

Best community service delivery
UVA Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Campaign
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Va.

Best coordinated community awareness campaign by a private practice
University Gastroenterology/University Endoscopy Group Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign 2019
University Gastroenterology
Providence, R.I.

Best coordinated community outreach by a health system
CARE MODEL – Colorectal Cancer Collaborative Awareness Research Education and Methods for Outreach Delivery Engagement and Learning
Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh

Best high impact initiative for an underserved population
No Blood, No Problem! A Multidisciplinary Approach to Spread Colorectal Cancer Awareness Among Jehovah’s Witnesses
Drexel Gastroenterology
Philadelphia

Best Mandarin video
Endoscopies Explained: A Video Series to Explain Colon Cancer Screening
Jessie J. Xie, MD
Little Rock, Ark.

Best multi-faceted education initiative by a hospital
The Valley Hospital Colorectal Cancer Awareness Activities: 2019
The Valley Hospital
Ridgewood, N.J.

Best original tactic - Visit the endo unit
Colon Cancer Awareness Open House Event
Priyanka Kanth, MD,
University of Utah Healthcare
Salt Lake City

Best state-level collaboration to deliver screening to underserved patients
Colon Cancer Prevention Network
Bryan T. Green, MD
Greenwood, S.C.

Best use of social media
Business as Usual – Colon Cancer Awareness Is Just a Part of Who We Are!
Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio
San Antonio

Best video from a GI fellow
Say Yes to Colon Cancer Screening!
Jonathan Pinto, MD,
Harlem Hospital Center
New York City

Most creative community awareness campaign
"Keep Austin Screened" Campaign for Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Austin Gastroenterology
Austin, Texas

Most moving and motivating campaign
saygoodBIERLEtocoloncancer
Lindsey Bierle, DO
Virginia Tech Carilion
Roanoke, Va.

Most vibrant community event
2019 Guts and Butts 5K to Prevent Colon Cancer
GI Associates
Flowood, Miss.

SCOPY MVP
Provider and Community Engagement (PACE) Program for Health Equity in Colorectal Cancer Prevention
Darrell M. Gray, MD, and The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology
Columbus, Ohio

SCOPY all in the family award - Tie
Colon Cancer Screening Awareness Month
Aakash Aggarwal, MD
New York City

SCOPY all in the family award - tie
Breaking the Barriers with the Colorectal Kid
Ronald Hsu, MD
Roseville, Calif.

SCOPY Effective Advocacy Award
Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Missouri
Jean Wang, MD, PhD
St. Louis

Best coordinated community health intervention
Addressing Health Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles

Most far-reaching and impactful initiative
Inaugural UCLA Health Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign
UCLA Health
Los Angeles

SCOPY quality improvement award
Quality Improvement in Colorectal Cancer Screening at UCLA Health
UCLA Health Colon Cancer Quality Workgroup
Los Angeles

SCOPY incubator of excellence in CRC prevention award
Coordinated Collaboration Across the UCLA Health System
Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
Los Angeles

SCOPY making CRC awareness fun award
Love Your Bum, Get it Screened: Colorectal Cancer Awareness at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala.

SCOPY practice what we preach award
PSA Documentary Promoting Colon Cancer Awareness: One Physician’s Personal Colonoscopy Journey
Austin Gastroenterology
Austin, Texas

SCOPY service award - Tie
Free Colonoscopy Event for Underinsured Patients
Gastro Health
Miami

SCOPY service award - Tie
GiveBack2019 – Circle of Care Referring Physician Screening Education
GI Associates
Flowood, Miss.

SCOPY service award - Tie
Reaching 80 Percent Screening and Beyond in Our Local Community
Santa Maria Gastroenterology
Santa Maria, Calif.

SCOPY spirit award
“March Madness” Colon Cancer Awareness Month Media Blitz
Consultants in Gastroenterology
Columbia, S.C.

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