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

to advance support for new fellowship initiatives in under-resourced areas of the world.

AGA awards the second honor in this category to Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD, AGAF, a neurogastroenterologist who has been an active educator, researcher, administrator and clinician for more than three decades. Dr. Talley is professor of medicine and is currently on a research sabbatical from his role as the pro vice-chancellor and dean of health and medicine at the University of Newcastle, Australia; he also serves as an adjunct professor at both Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and as a foreign guest professor at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

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Distinguished Mentor Award

The Distinguished Mentor Award recognizes two individuals for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.

Gregory J. Gores, MD, AGAF, the Reuben R. Eisenberg endowed professor of medicine and physiology and executive dean for research at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, has been a devoted teacher and mentor to medical students, residents and fellows for almost 30 years. He is an excellent administrator and a role model to his students and his peers who commend his efforts in fostering intellectual growth, career development and professional guidance. Dr. Gores is also an active AGA member and will assume the role of basic science councillor on the AGA Institute Governing Board effective May 6, 2014.

Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH, AGAF, professor of medicine and epidemiology and former chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is recognized for his commitment to advancing the careers of young researchers. In 1990, Dr. Sandler received a T32 grant from NIH to train young investigators interested in gas
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