International GI Training Grant Award
2015 International GI Training Grant Award
The International GI Training Grant provides partial financial support to physicians outside of the United
States and Canada to receive clinical or clinical research training or education in Gastroenterology and
Hepatology in selected medical training centers in North America. The funding is provided so that an
individual can acquire or develop new cognitive knowledge or a technical skill. This newly acquired
knowledge or skill would then be used to improve patient care in the applicant’s geographic area.
The amount of the grant will not exceed $10,000, and is to be used for travel to and from the training
center and to the ACG Annual Meeting as well as for incidental expenses related to the training. A travel
grant may or may not be awarded in any given year.
Physicians who are not citizens of nor are currently residing in the United States or Canada, and who
are working in gastroenterology or related areas are eligible to apply together with his/her training
institution. The training period must be for at least 6 months and must take place between July 1, 2015
and June 30, 2016.
Applicants must submit a completed application form, a personal statement that summarizes the reasons
and objectives of additional training, a curriculum vitae, copies of all published articles and abstracts
within the last five years, and a completed application form from the host training center. Three letters of
recommendation are also required — one from the training preceptor/director; one from an ACG Fellow;
and another from a person of your choosing.
Applicants are responsible for selecting a host training center who will voluntarily agree to participate in
the program. The host training center must be able to accomplish the training goals and must complete the
host training center application. ACG is not be responsible for any additional financial obligation to the
preceptor of the GI training program.
The International GI Training Grant of the College must be mentioned in any publication(s) generated by
the awardee and host training center through this program. At completion of the training, the awardee must
submit a written summary (critique, educational experience) to ACG.
All applications must be submitted in PDF file format by email to Maria Susano at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 27, 2015.
The ACG International Relations Committee will select one awardee, subject to Board approval, based
upon the applicant’s credentials, the merit of the proposed training by the selected host training center
and the potential of enhancing the field of gastroenterology in the applicant’s home country.
Applicants will be notified after July 1, 2015 with funding to begin after July 2015. Questions regarding
this program should be sent to Maria Susano at email@example.com.
Past Recipients of the International GI Training Grant:
|Year||Recipient||Country||Training Center/Area of Training|
|2014||Oriol Sendino-Garcia, MD||Spain||California Pacific Medical Center
|2013||Salome Bandoh, MD||Ghana||Mayo Clinic Rochester
Infectious diarrhea and data
|2012||Wiriyaporn Ridtitid, MD
About her experience
|2011||Nikhil Anil Nadkarni, MD||India||Mayo Clinic Rochester
|2010||Avelyn Kwok, MD||Australia||Medical University of South Carolina
Advanced EUS procedures
|2009||Andres Duarte Rojo, MD||Mexico||University of Toronto, University Health Network
|2008||Ling Yi Zhang, MD, MS||China||Carolinas Medical Center and University of North Carolina
Chronic hepatology; B&C
|2007||Ian Homer Y. Cua, MD||Philippines||Columbia University Medical Center
|2006||Alberto Rubio Tapia, MD||Mexico||Mayo Clinic
|2005||Aldo Javier Montano-Loza, MD||Mexico||Mayo Clinic
|2004||Ender Fakioglu, MD||Turkey||University of Kansas
Gastrenterology/health care service quality
|2003||Kyoto Ito, MD||Japan||Baylor College of Medicine
H. pylori in hepatocarcinogenesis
|2002||Ratha-korn Vilaichone, MD||Thailand||Baylor College of Medicine
H. pylori and gastroenterology
|2001||Mohamed El Sadany, MD||Egypt||University of Texas Medical Branch
|2000||Harshad C. Devarbhavi, MD||India||Mayo Clinic
Gastroenterology and hepatology
|1999||Marko Duvnjak, MD||Croatia||Medical College of Virginia|
|1998||Eliza Maria de Brito, MD||Brazil||The Graduate Hospital|
|1997||Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk, MD||Norway||The Graduate Hospital|
|Marisa Fonseca Magalhaes, MD||Brazil||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|Sri Prakash Misra, MD||India||Mayo Clinic|
|1996||Dervis Bandres, MD||Venezuela||Georgetown University School of Medicine|
|Orsolya I. Halmos, MD||Hungary||Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|
|Issa Marie Nigl Navarrete, MD||Mexico||University of Miami|
|Rajko Ostojic, MD||Croatia||Medical College of Virginia|
|Seren Ozenirler, MD||Turkey||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Shayong Yu, MD||China||Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center|
|1995||Lars Aabakken, MD||Norway||Medical University of South Carolina|
|Carlos Midrani Boyle, MD||Mexico||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center|
|I. Soykan, MD||Turkey||University of Virginia|
|J. Woo, MD||Korea||Baylor College of Medicine|