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

gratefully acknowledges AstraZeneca for making this award possible through a restricted grant.

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Distinguished Achievement Award

AGA honors John A. Williams, MD, PhD, with its Distinguished Achievement Award for his major research accomplishments that have significantly advanced the GI community's understanding of the pancreas. Through both direct research contributions and mentoring of other scientists, there is hardly an area of pancreatic biology that has not been influenced by his work. While maintaining his highly productive lab and prodigious record of publications, Dr. Williams has devoted significant time to mentoring young investigators and serving the medical community, holding countless leadership positions at prominent medical societies. Dr. Williams currently serves as chair of the department of molecular and integrative physiology and core director for the Diabetes Center in charge of the Morphology and Image Analysis Core, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

AGA Institute gratefully acknowledges AstraZeneca for making this award possible through a restricted grant.

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Distinguished Educator Awards

The Distinguished Educator Award acknowledges exemplary educators in the field of gastroenterology. AGA is proud to be awarding this honor to two deserving individuals.

AGA recognizes Joseph C. Kolars, MD, AGAF, a tenured professor and senior associate dean for education and global initiatives at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for his work on a national and an international level in advancing global partnerships to promote education and research.

Dr. Kolars has been an instrumental member of the AGA International Committee, working
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