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AGS Annual Meeting Awards

The AGS invites you to help in recognizing your colleagues’ accomplishments through the 2015 Awards Program. The awards submission site  is now open and the submission deadline is December 5, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Clinician of the Year Award
This award was established to recognize the great contributions of practitioners to the delivery of quality healthcare to older people, and the importance of the geriatrics clinician in our healthcare delivery system. Through these clinicians' efforts, the applications of scientific advances are integrated into the practice of geriatric medicine, resulting in improved well-being and quality of life for older persons.

Clinical Student Research Award
A Clinical Student Research Award will be presented to an undergraduate student in medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, pharmacy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy who submitted the most outstanding student abstract for the 2015 AGS Annual Meeting.

Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award
This award is given annually to an AGS member who has provided leadership to train students in geriatrics and has contributed significantly to the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools. Teaching expertise as well as educational program development is valued in the selection of the recipient for this honor.

Edward Henderson Student Award
The Edward Henderson Student Award is presented to a student interested in pursuing a career in geriatrics, who has demonstrated excellence in the field.

AGS New Investigator Award
The New Investigator Awards are awarded to individuals whose original research, as presented in a submitted abstract, reflects new and relevant research in geriatrics, and are designed to recognize individuals who are committed to a career in aging research. Eleven awards will be presented at the 2015 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Nascher / Manning Award
The intent of this bi-annual award is to honor Dr. Nascher's pioneering work in the field of geriatrics, by recognizing an individual with distinguished, life-long achievement in clinical geriatrics, including medicine, psychiatry, and all other relevant disciplines. The next award will be presented in 2016.

Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award
This award is targeted to junior investigators (Assistant Professor/Instructor or equivalent) who are in the career development stage of their research career with a faculty appointment of at least three years, but no more than seven years, and a demonstrated focus on aging/geriatrics research during the period of faculty appointment. The ideal candidate is an individual who has been awarded a career development award, pilot grant, or institutional grant (but not an R01). Applicants must demonstrate evidence of a record of accomplishments in aging/geriatrics research, such as: a) first-author original aging/geriatrics research publications (not review articles); b) poster/oral presentations of aging research at national meetings; or c) at least one research grant submitted as principal investigator. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of a career plan related to aging research.

Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award
This award is targeted to junior investigators (Assistant Professor/Instructor or equivalent) who are in the career development stage of their research career. The junior investigator must be first author on an outstanding peer-reviewed geriatrics research journal article.  Selection of award winners will consider the article's novelty, methodological rigor, clarity of presentation, and potential to influence geriatrics practice, policy, or future research.  Papers that were published between September 1st and August 31st of the previous year are eligible. 

Outstanding Junior Clinician Education Manuscript Award
This award is targeted to clinician educator track junior faculty (Assistant Professor/Instructor) who is in the career development stage of their career, and have made a significant contribution to the education and training of students/trainees in geriatrics and the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools.  The ideal candidate will have met some or all of the following criteria: significant contribution to the teaching of students/trainees; significant contribution to mentoring and providing career advice to students/trainees; significant contribution to educational program development. This award is given annually to an AGS member who has provided leadership to train students in geriatrics and has contributed significantly to the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools. Teaching expertise as well as educational program development is valued in the selection of the recipient for this honor.

Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award
This award is targeted to clinician educator track junior faculty (Assistant Professor/Instructor) who is in the career development stage of their career, and have made a significant contribution to the education and training of students/trainees in geriatrics and the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools.  The ideal candidate will have met some or all of the following criteria: significant contribution to the teaching of students/trainees; significant contribution to mentoring and providing career advice to students/trainees; significant contribution to educational program development. This award is given annually to an AGS member who has provided leadership to train students in geriatrics and has contributed significantly to the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools. Teaching expertise as well as educational program development is valued in the selection of the recipient for this honor.

Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award
This award is targeted to a mid-career clinician educator track faculty member (Associate Professor) who has made significant contributions to the education and training of students/trainees in geriatrics and the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools.  The ideal candidate will have met some or all of the following criteria: significant contribution to the teaching of students/trainees; significant contribution to mentoring and providing career advice to students/trainees/junior faculty; significant contribution to educational program development. Teaching expertise as well as educational program development is valued in the selection of the recipient for this honor.

Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award
To recognize outstanding achievement in clinical research addressing healthcare problems of older adults by an investigator who is actively involved in direct patient care. The award takes into consideration independence of thought and originality in research.

Scientist-In-Training-Research Award
A Scientist-in-Training Research Award will be presented to a pre-doctoral candidate from a range of disciplines, including psychology, gerontology, epidemiology, etc. who submitted the most outstanding abstract for the 2015 AGS Annual Meeting

Ongoing AGS Awards

Geriatrics Recognition Award (GRA)
The GRA recognizes physicians and nurses who are committed to lifelong learning about the care of older adults. The American Geriatrics Society established the GRA to encourage health professionals to acquire special knowledge and keep abreast of the latest advances in clinical care of older adults through participation in lifelong learning.

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