'Butts and Guts 5K Race', 'A Human CRC Awareness Ribbon' & more: ACG releases 2018 SCOPY award winners

The American College of Gastroenterology will recognize 21 projects in its fourth annual SCOPY awards ceremony Oct. 8 in Philadelphia.

A three-judge panel gives awards to projects that further colorectal cancer prevention, outreach and excellence.

The initiatives "demonstrated a relentless commitment to community service, a penchant for witty taglines, a focus on quality and public health intervention, a clear commitment to the power of partnership and dedication to awareness even in the wake of disaster," said Sophie M. Balzora, MD, chair of the ACG Public Relations Committee chair in a release.

Here are the 24 award winners:

Best Bowel Prep Video

Adewale B. Ajumobi, MD, Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Instructive Video on How to Use Bowel Cleansing Agents

Best Community Service Delivery and Comprehensive Community Education Initiative by a Health System

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh

Screening Saturdays at Eight Centers, Promotion at Sporting Events, Turning Pittsburgh Blue

SCOPY Consistent Creativity & Commitment Award

Connecticut GI: Farmington, Glastonbury, Hartford, New Britain, New London, Norwich, and Torrington, Conn.

Creativity and Originality Defined in Annual Dress in Blue Day Themes

Best Video by GI Fellows-in-Training

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Greater New York Chapter, Fellows’ Committee, New York, N.Y.

“True or Poo,” A CRC Quiz Game with Patients

Best Social Media Impact for a Coordinated Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign

Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Columbus, Ohio

Multi-Faceted Community Service & Education Initiative Supported by Social Media

Best Original Tactic

GI Associates & Endoscopy Center and Reed B. Hogan II, MD, Flowood, Miss.

Plastic Butts Highlight First “Butts and Guts” 5K Race

Best Community Service Delivery by a Private GI Practice

GI Associates & Endoscopy Center and Reed B. Hogan II, MD, Flowood, Miss

60 Colonoscopies Provided

Best Call-to-Action

Jack Goldstein, MD, FACG, and Rancocas Endoscopy Unit, Cooper Digestive Health Institute- Willingboro, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Willingboro, N.J.

Wallop the Polyp

Best Initiative to Address Health Care Disparities

Jack Goldstein, MD, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, Rancocas Endoscopy Unit, Cooper Digestive Health Institute-Willingboro, MD

Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Willingboro, N.J. The Burlington County Barbershop Initiative

Best Spanish Language Video

Ronald K. Hsu, MD, Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants, Roseville, Calif.

3-2-1 Hágase la Prueba! ConcienciaConcciencia del Cáncer de Colon (“3-2-1 Take the Test! Colon Cancer Awareness”)

Best Multi-Channel Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign by GI Fellows

Jessica Sterling, MD, Jonathan I. Gotfried, MD, Jessica Briscoe, MD, and Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia,

Owls for Bowels

Best Initiative to Advance “80% by 2018” Goal

John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, Calif.

Pushing Toward 80% by 2018 and Beyond

Best Public Health Intervention for a Targeted Community

Koosh Desai, MD, Medical College of Georgia, Minesh Mehta, MD, University of Louisville, Augusta, Ga. and Louisville, Ky.

Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project

Best Coordinated Community Campaign & SCOPY Healthy Living Award

Licking Memorial Health Systems, Newark, Ohio

Efforts Large and Small, Including Focus on High-Fiber Diet

Best in Blue

NYU Division of Gastroenterology, New York, N.Y.

NYU Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Campaign

Best Community Media Outreach

Praveen Guturu, MD, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas

Dispelling Myths about Colonoscopy in Newspaper Column

Best Coordinated Community Health Intervention

Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, and The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J.

13 Awareness Events in Early 2018

SCOPY Quality Improvement Award

Sital Singh, MD, Sooraj Tejaswi, MD, Hershan Johl, MD, Brent Vickers, Kari L. Hazard, Traci Pochardt, Christopher Pacheco, Emily Jing, Everardo Ramirez, RN, UC Davis Gastroenterology, Sacramento, Calif.

Optimizing Inpatient Bowel Prep and Improving GI Lab Efficiency

Best Multi-Channel Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign by a Private GI Practice

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, Southlake, Texas

Spreading Awareness In and Out of the Office, on the Air, and Online

Best Hashtag

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Most Far-Reaching and Impactful Initiative

Veterans Health Administration, Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and Douglas J. Robertson, MD, MPH, VA New England Health Care System, Seattle, and White River Junction, Vt.

Radio Tour Reaches Nearly 25 Million Listeners

SCOPY Fighting Colorectal Cancer in the Face of Disaster Award

Victor J. Colon, MD, Instituto Digestivo de Puerto Rico, Caguas, Puerto Rico

Maintaining the Spirit of CRC Awareness

SCOPY Spirit of Collaboration Award

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, Chair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council, Arkansas Gastroenterology, North Little Rock, Ark.

Partnering for CRC Awareness

Best Coordinated Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign and Creative Group Photo by a Private GI Practice

Winchester Gastroenterology Associates, Winchester, Va.

A Human CRC Awareness Ribbon

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