The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) selected Mohamed Othman, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, as the recipient of its Diversity Award, which is presented annually to one researcher who has dedicated his or her research to an underserved and minority population. Dr. Othman received the award based on his research titled “Cap Assisted Colonoscopy (CAC) is Associated With Increased Detection of Advanced Adenoma and Total Number of Polyps Per Patient in a Randomized Controlled Trial in Hispanic Population”. This research was funded by a TTUHSC Department of Internal Medicine seed grant and enrolled 440 patients, with 86 percent of the study participants being Hispanic. “I would like to thank the Internal Medicine seed grant committee and the Internal Medicine Department for their support of my academic career,” said Dr. Othman. “I would like to thank Dr. Marc Zuckerman for enrolling 40 percent of the patients included in this study and for his mentorship in this project.”
Dr. Othman will receive the award during the Crystal Awards dinner and ceremony at the Digestive Disease Week Meeting on May 3.