ASGE Grants, Awards and Workshops - General Information

  • ASGE membership at time of submission is a requirement of eligibility for grants and awards.
  • The number and type of awards granted each year is contingent on available funds.
  • Only electronic single PDF applications will be considered.

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM CST, Friday, December 15, 2017

The ASGE Endoscopic Research Awards are offered to physicians for projects in basic, translational and clinical endoscopic research. ASGE is particularly interested in endoscopic research pertaining to Barrett’s esophagus, capsule endoscopy, colorectal cancer, endoscopic issues specific to under-represented minorities (defined as women and individuals of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds), controlled trials in endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic optical recognition techniques, measuring quality in endoscopy, NOTES™, and novel endoscopic treatments for obesity. Requests for funding “pilot” projects that will lead to additional studies as well as larger, more definitive clinical trials will be considered. Grant applications from both the academic and private practice setting are encouraged.

ASGE Research Awards 2015-2017

Endoscopic Research Award
Koushik K. Das, MD
Washington University
Evaluation and Validation of the Biomarker mAb Das-1 in Precancerous Pancreatic Cystic Lesions

Dennis M. Jensen, MD
UCLA /West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center
Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of Standard Endoscopic Hemostasis Compared to OVESCO for Severe Non-variceal UGI Hemorrhage

Tonya R. Kaletnbach, MD, MS, FASGE
San Francisco VA
Training for COMPLETE Polyp Resection During Colonoscopy – Improving COmpetency and Metrics for PoLypectomy Skills Using Evaluation Tools and VidEo Feedback

Salvatore Oliva, MD
University of Rome
A Non-invasive Endoscopic Follow-up of the Entire Gastrointestinal Tract in Pediatric Chrohn's Disease: The Advent of Pan-enteric Capsule Endoscopy

Anna Tavakkoli, MD

University of Michigan
The Appropriate Use of Endoscopy in Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Endoscopic Research Award
Vani Konda, MD
Baylor University Medical Center
Nanocytology as a Tool to Improve Risk Stratification in Barrett’s Esophagus

Felix W. Leung, MD
VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center
A prospective RCT to Show Water-Exchange Cap Assisted Colonoscopy Significantly Increases ADR Compared with Water Exchange

Tilak U. Shah, MD
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Pilot Study Assessing the Efficacy of Neoadjuvant Liquid Spray Cryoablation for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer

Andrew W. Yen, MD

Sacramento VA Medical Center
Underwater Resection of Non-pedunculated Colorectal Lesions: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Endoscopic Research Award
Jonathan Buscaglia, MD
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Pancreatic Organoids form EUS-Guided Core Biopsy: Assembling a living Piobank of Resectable and Non-Resectable Pancreatic Cancers

Sachin Wani, MD
University of Colorado
Rapid Assessment of Trainee Endoscopy Skills (RATES) Study: A Prospective Multicenter Study Evaluating Competence in EUS and ERCP Among Advanced Endoscopy Trainees

Florence Lefcourt Award
Robin Mendelsohn, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent of Refractory Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients with Solid Tumors

Infection Control Award
Ashley Faulx, MD

Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Utility of perirectal Swab Assays for Detection of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms Contaminating Duodenoscopes

Deepak Gopal, MD

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Optimizing recovery of Pathogenic Organisms from duodenoscopes

Rahul Pannala, MD
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) detection in patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancertography (ERCP): Feasibility and accuracy of a point-of-care test

Mandeep Sawhney, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School
Prospective randomized double-blinded trial comparing 3 duodenoscope high-level disinfection and sterilization procedures

Harmnder Singh, MD
University of Manitoba
Prevention of biofilm formation in duodenoscopes

Endoscopic Research Award

Vikesh Singh, MD
Johns Hopkins University
A randomized trial of rectal indomethacin and papillary spray of epinephrine versus rectal indomethacin to prevent post-ERCP pancreatitis in high risk patients

Ikuo Hirano, MD
Northwestern University
Determination of clinical correlates and remodeling consequences of eosinophilic esophagitis using a novel endoscopic classification and grading system for esophageal features

Klaus Mönkemüller, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Development and validation of a novel and simple ex-vivo biologic ERCP training model

Anthony Teoh, MD
Prince of Wales Hospital
Endosonography-guided gallbladder drainage (EGBD) versus percutaneous cholecystostomy (PTC) in patients suffering from acute cholecystitis that are unsuitable for surgery. A randomized controlled trial.

Quality in Endoscopic Research Award
Salman Nusrat, MD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Use of Diphenhydramine as an Adjunctive Sedative for Colonoscopy in Chronically on Opioids

Endoscopic Research Awards
Alan Barkun, MD
The McGill University Health Center, Montreal
TC-325 (Hemospray™) vs. current standard of care in managing malignant gastrointestinal bleeding: a pilot study to inform a randomized controlled trial

Lawrence Miller, MD
University of Michigan
Radiation-Induced Cataracts in Gastrointestinal Fluoroscopists

Russell White, MD
Tenwek Hospital
Dysplasia In Relatives of Esophageal Cancer Patients at Tenwek (DIRECT Study)

Quality in Endoscopic Research Award
Swati Patel, MD
University of Colorado
Real-Time Characterization of Colorectal Polyp Histology Using Narrow Band Imaging (NBI)

Career Development Award
Timothy Imler, MD
Indiana University
Tracking Real-time Assessment of Quality Monitoring in Endoscopy (TRAQ-ME)

Grant Receipt Follow-up Report

The ASGE Foundation and the ASGE Research Committee would like to sincerely thank all of the past grant recipients willing to take the time to provide valuable feedback about the outcomes of their ASGE-funded research projects. Please print out a follow-up report and fax the completed form to (630) 573-0691.

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