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Dr. Brooks Cash, professor of internal medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and chief of the division of gastroenterology at USA, recently was awarded the William D. Carey Award from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) for his outstanding leadership and work in gastroenterology.
Dr. Cash has been involved with the ACG since he was a gastroenterology fellow, first serving as chair of the Fellows in Training subcommittee. He has since served the ACG in a wide variety of capacities during the last two decades, including as ACG Governor for the Military prior to his retirement from active duty in 2013. “The ACG is one of the primary professional societies with a mission to advance gastroenterological care and promote advances in the practice of our field of medicine for the benefit of our patients,” Dr. Cash said. “I truly believe that those involved in the organization do that on a daily basis.”
In his current position within the ACG as Chair of the ACG Digital Communications and Publications Committee, Dr. Cash helps develop and curate communications that come from the ACG. He also helps organize events such as the ACG Annual Scientific meeting, where cutting edge research is presented.
“All of these efforts help drive the evolution and refinement of our medical care delivery, while also allowing me opportunities to involve junior faculty from USA in the process via mentorship and highlighting their research and clinical care expertise,” Dr. Cash said.
Dr. Cash said he is very grateful for the recognition he has received, and he sees the award as a chance to highlight the important work that the USA medical community is producing. “While recognition and accolades are not a motivation for serving, it is very humbling and affirming to be selected by my peers at the ACG for this award,” Dr. Cash said. “This award, just like those received by others throughout the USA community who receive recognition for service, academic achievement, education, and patient care, helps highlight the quality and caliber of the staff at USA.”
The annual award is the most prestigious award presented by ACG Board of Governors, a group of clinician leaders in the field of gastroenterology who are elected by their peers to represent their state ACG membership. Nominees must show clear demonstration of outstanding contributions to the ACG such as service within leadership positions, participation in educational efforts, committee service or participation in research-related activities. Governors who have completed service are eligible to receive the award.
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