Awards and Recognition

Many faculty members in the division are recognized as world leaders in their subspecialty. These all demonstrate the enormous accomplishments the division’s faculty have achieved.

Awards

2019

  • Anna Lok, MD, appointed a University Distinguished Professor, one of University of Michigan's highest honors. Read more.

2018

2017

2016

  • Graham Brady, MD received the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) Basic Science Travel Award
  • John M. Carethers, MD received the AGA Institute Gastrointestinal Oncology Section Research Mentor Award 
  • Anna Lok, MD, FRCP, AGAF, FAASLD received the prestigious American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) William Beaumont Prize
  • Yatrik M. Shah, PhD received the U-M Dean's Basic Science Research Award
  • Elizabeth K. Speliotes, MD, PhD, MPH received the U-M Dean's Basic Science Research Award

2015

2014

  • Joseph Kolars, MD received the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Distinguished Educator Award
  • John Williams, MD, PhD received the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science

2013

  • Grace Elta, MD received the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Distinguished Clinician Award
  • Chung Owyang, MD bestowed the Julius Friedenwald Medal from the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) for his lifelong contributions to the field of gastroenterology and the AGA. The Friedenwald Medal is the highest honor the AGA bestows on its member. In the last 50 years, three of the five gastroenterology division chiefs (Drs. H. Marvin Pollard, Tadataka Yamada, Chung Owyang) were awarded his honor

2012

  • John Del Valle, MD received the 2012 American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Distinguished Educator Award
  • Anna Lok, MD received the Hugh R. Butt Award for Distinguished Achievement in Clinical Research in Hepatology by the American Digestive Health Foundation, Distinguished Scientist Award by the Hepatitis B Foundation, Outstanding Women in Science by the AGA Foundation, the Distinguished Service Award by the AASLD, and her induction into the Association of Medical Physicians
  • Timothy Nostrant, MD received the 2012 AGA Distinguished Clinician Award

Honor Societies 

Association of American Physicians Members

  • John Carethers, MD
  • Anna S. Lok, MD
  • Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD
  • M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD
  • Chung Owyang, MD

American Society for Clinical Investigation

  • John Carethers, MD
  • John Y. Kao, MD
  • Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD
  • M. Bishr Omary, MD, PhD
  • Chung Owyang, MD
  • Elizabeth Speliotes, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Andrea Todisco, MD
  • Thomas Wang, MD, PhD
  • John Williams, MD, PhD

National Academy of Medicine

  • John Carethers, MD
  • Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD

Leadership

American Association for the Study of Liver Sciences

  • Anna S. Lok, MD, President Elect (2016)

American Gastroenterological Association

  • Tadataka Yamada, MD, President (1996)
  • John I. Allen, MD, President (2015)

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

  • Grace Elta, MD, President (2007)

American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS)

  • Chung Owyang, MD, President (2000–2004) 
  • John W. Wiley, MD , President (2014–2016)

Endowed Professorships

  • Chung Owyang, MD, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Medicine
  • Bishr Omary, MD, PhD, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastroenterology
  • Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences
  • Anna Lok, MD, Alice Lohrman Andrews Research Professor in Hepatology
  • Jorge Marrero, MD, Keith S. Henley, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology (until Aug 2012)
  • John M. Carethers, MD, John G. Searle Professor of Medicine
  • John A. Williams, MD, PhD, Horace W. Davenport Collegiate Professor of Physiology
  • Linda C. Samuelson, PhD, John A. Williams Collegiate Professorship in Physiology
  • William D. Chey, MD, Timothy T. Nostrant Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology
  • Grace H. Elta, MD, H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor of Gastroenterology
  • Thomas D. Wang, MD, PhD, H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professor of Endoscopy

Representative Publications from Faculty

  • J. Carethers, Gastroenterology 2010;139:1519
  • W. Chey, NEJM 2011;364:22
  • J. Kao, Gastroenterology 2010;138:1046
  • A. Lok, NEJM 2012;366:216
  • J. Merchant, Gastroenterology 2010;139:2061
  • B. Omary, Nat Cell Biol 2010;12:876
  • C. Owyang, J Biol Chem 2011;286:11707
  • J. Rubenstein, Am J Gastroenterol 2011;106:254
  • E. Speliotes, Nature Genetics 2010;42:937
  • L. Samuelson, Gastroenterology 2012;142:1150
  • J. Spence, Nature 2011;470:105
  • A. Tai, Cell Host and Microbe 2009;5:298
  • A. Todisco, Gastroenterology 2010;139:2050
  • T. Wang, Nature Medicine 2008;14:454
  • J. Williams, Gastroenterology 2010;139:609
  • J. Wiley, Gastroenterology 2011;140:627