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AGA honors GI leaders with prestigious recognition awards
Date:5/5/2014

Chicago, IL (May 5, 2014) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has announced the recipients of its annual recognition awards, given in honor of outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology.

"AGA congratulates the 2014 recognition award recipients who have been acknowledged by their colleagues and institutions for their tremendous accomplishments, dedication and commitment to advancing our field," said Anil K. Rustgi, MD, AGAF, president of the AGA Institute. "Through innovative research, superb patient care, and tireless devotion to education and mentoring, these pre-eminent individuals have enhanced the overall practice of gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology and endoscopy. Truly, they deserve our appreciation and sincerest gratitude."

For more information on this year's recipients, visit http://www.gastro.org/community/2014-award-winners.

Julius Friedenwald Medal

AGA's highest honor is awarded to Nicholas F. LaRusso, MD, AGAF. The Julius Friedenwald Medal, presented annually since 1941, recognizes a physician for lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology. Dr. LaRusso, a former president of the AGA Institute, has dedicated his distinguished, 35-year career to the field of gastroenterology and to the service of AGA and its membership. AGA is sincerely thankful for his contributions.

Dr. LaRusso has had a remarkable tenure at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, where he currently resides as Charles H. Weinman endowed professor of medicine and a distinguished investigator of the Mayo Foundation. Over his time at Mayo Clinic, Dr. LaRusso has led countless efforts focused on increased innovation in patient care. Under his leadership, Mayo Clinic introduced two successful programs: the Program in Innovative Health Care Delivery and the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation.

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