Meet the 6th annual SCOPY winners


The American College of Gastroenterology named the winners of the 2020 SCOPY Awards, which recognize ACG members who excel at colorectal cancer outreach.

ACG recognized 16 individuals this year, who received their honors at the SCOPY Awards Ceremony and Workshop at Virtual ACG 2020, Oct. 23-28.

SCOPY is an acronym for Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Year-Round Excellence.

Here are the SCOPY award winners:

Best CRC Community Outreach During COVID: Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health (Pittsburgh), COLOVID-19: The 2020 Story Before, During and After

Best Culturally Inclusive Social Media Event: Duke Division of Gastroenterology/Durham County Colorectal Cancer Screening Workgroup (Durham, N.C.), Duke Cancer Institute Facebook Live Event for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Best Culturally Conscious Social Media Campaign: Rachel Issaka, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle); Darrell Gray II, MD, The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio); Folasade May, MD, PhD, UC Los Angeles, #ItsTimeGetScreened

Best International Effort: Mukesh Sharma Paudel, MD, Lumbini City Hospital (Butwal, Nepal), Colorectal Cancer and Colonoscopy Lecture, Video, and Poster

Best Multi-Channel Colorectal Cancer Awareness Initiative: Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Houston), Colorectal Cancer Awareness — "Go Blue and Get Your Screen On"

Best Multi-Faceted Health Initiative by a Hospital: Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, and The Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, N.J.), CRC Community Awareness and Educational Programs at The Valley Hospital — 2020

Best Patient-Provider Communication Instruction: Adewale Ajumobi, MD; Eliane Coffler, MD; Joline De Castro, MD; Sushant Soni, MD; and Eisenhower Health (Rancho Mirage, Calif.0 Colonoscopy During the COVID-19 Pandemic & How to Discuss CRC Screening with Your Patient Via Telemedicine

Best Polypectomy Video: Ronald Hsu, MD, Sutter Roseville (Calif.) Endoscopy Center, Colon Cancer Prevention Education Video: Choices

Best Public Health Intervention for a Medically Underserved Patient Population: UC San Diego Health, The UC San Diego Health-Family Health Centers of San Diego Colon Health Program: A Partnership to Screen Those Most At-Risk

Best Public Service Announcement Written and Delivered by a Gastroenterologist: Louis Wilson, MD, and Wichita Falls (Texas) Gastroenterology Associates, Wichita County Health Department 2020 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Message

Best TV PSA Featuring an ACG Governor: Alyn Adrain, MD, Gastroenterology Associates (Providence, R.I.), Don’t Die of Embarrassment — Get Screened Today

Grand SCOPY: Dan Duncan, Comprehensive Cancer Center's Office of Outreach and Health Disparities (Houston), Light the Night Blue: A Colorectal Cancer Awareness Initiative

Making CRC Awareness Fun Award: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Love Your Bum: Get It Screened 2020 Campaign

Most Inspirational Original Cancer Awareness Song: Carlos Keebo Santos, Mayo Clinic Florida (Jacksonville) Cancer Doesn't Discriminate

SCOPY Best Bi-Lingual CRC Screening Video: Renugadevi Swaminathan, MD, and Arturo Lopez, MD, Louisiana State University Health (Shreveport, La.), A Clean Colon is Half Your Colonoscopy

SCOPY Social Media Acumen and Authentic Leadership Award: Aline Charabaty, MD, Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital (Washington, D.C.), #ColonCancerAwareness Month: #ScreenMoreFearLess

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