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NYSGE Fund for GI Endoscopic Research and Public Education

 2013 NYSGE Florence Lefcourt Award Winner

The 2013 NYSGE Florence Lefcourt Award supports collaborative educational outreach projects in the greater New York area. The award is funded by the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE) Endowment Fund and administered by the ASGE Foundation. The 2013 award was given to Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FASGE, Sholtz-Leeds professor of gastroenterology, professor of medicine, and director of the Division of Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY. Dr. Pochapin's award funded a 2014 colon cancer awareness video and outreach campaign. Click here to watch the video:



 About the NYSGE Fund  

Florence Lefcourt Image Donate to the NYSGE Fund today by selecting Endowment as the donation type and NYSGE Fund as the designated fund.

The NYSGE Fund for GI Endoscopic Research and Public Education is administered by the ASGE Foundation. Currently, the NYSGE Fund offers the Florence Lefcourt Award for GI Endoscopic Research and Public Education which supports collaborative endoscopic research and educational outreach in the New York region. The award is named for the first NYSGE Executive Director, Florence Lefcourt, who helped the founding physician members organize the Society in 1974. Sadly, Florence passed away on October 24, 2013. She was tireless in her dedication and efforts on behalf of NYSGE that were instrumental in the growth and influence of the Society and its mission to promote excellence in endoscopy for fellows and practicing gastroenterologists.

The award provides grants to physicians who are members of the NYSGE and ASGE, and who are in practice or on full time staff at an NYSGE- affiliated institution. This award will alternate annually between providing support for public education and research initiatives.

The New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE) is the oldest and largest regional GI endoscopy society in the United States. Founded in 1974, the Society is dedicated to the teaching and advancement of gastrointestinal endoscopy. The NYSGE sponsors two major teaching events each year: the annual Postgraduate Course with over 500 attendees and the annual Fellows' Course, provided at no charge to GI fellows throughout the New York metropolitan area. In addition, the NYSGE hosts intracity rounds and scientific sessions all year round. More information about the NYSGE can be found on its web site at