The Beaumont Prize recognizes a member's major contribution that has significantly advanced gastroenterological basic or clinical research. The AGA is proud to be awarding this honor to two deserving individuals.
Richard S. Blumberg, MD, AGAF, of Brigham and Women's Hospital, is one of the leading basic research investigators in mucosal immunology and inflammatory bowel disease. His work broke major ground in both human and fundamental immunology. In all of his roles, Dr. Blumberg distinguishes himself by exercising the highest standards of scientific inquiry and integrity, a temperate and inclusive leadership, and an innovative and passionate commitment to mentorship and career development of trainees and colleagues.
The work of Hans Clevers, MD, PhD, of the Hubrecht Institute in the Netherlands, extends beyond high impact and has led to paradigm shifts in intestinal epithelial biology, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and colon cancer genetics. He is a very collegial and ethical individual who has earned the respect of his co-workers and peers throughout the world.
AGA Institute gratefully acknowledges AstraZeneca for making this award possible through a restricted grant.
Distinguished Educator Award
The AGA presents its Distinguished Educator Award to John Del Valle, MD, AGAF, for his achievements as an outstanding educator over a lifelong career. In a world in which research is often valued over education, Dr. Del Valle, of the University of Michigan, made a decision to leverage the skills and respect he earned as a successful researcher to create a world-class training program that has shaped countless careers.
Distinguished Mentor Award
The AGA honors Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, with its Distinguished Mentor Award, which recognizes an individual for his or her achievements as an outstanding mentor over a lifelong career. Dr. Camilleri alwa
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