Clinical Student Research Award

Linda Phung

The Clinical Student Research Award is presented to undergraduate students who have submitted exceptional research for presentation at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting. Linda Phung, a medical student at Duke University, is our 2021 recipient for her submission, “Most Common Advance Care Planning Barriers Reported by Older Adults Experiencing Systemic Patterns of Disadvantage.” Ms. Phung’s research works to identify barriers to advance care planning (ACP) in English and Spanish-speaking older adults who are vulnerable to systemic patterns of disadvantage (e.g., limited health literacy, limited English language proficiency). This study found that the most common barriers among these individuals included discomfort with thinking about ACP, feeling overwhelmed with ACP options, and mistrust of clinicians or the healthcare system, among other factors. A visiting scholar at the University of California, San Francisco Division of Geriatrics over this past year, Ms. Phung has demonstrated a deep commitment to geriatric research and improving care for vulnerable older adults.


Past Recipients of the Clinician Student Research Award

2021      Linda H. Phung
2020      Vanessa Ho, MS
2019      Smrithi Sukumar
2018      Michael Liu
2017      Laura Hatchman
                  Jessica Rizzuto
2016      Margaret Puelle, BS
2015      Justin Yamamoto
2014      Julie Thai, MPH
                  Lucille Brunker
2013      Nerissa Duchin
                  Bianca Methvin
2012      Israel (Riley) Peña, Jr.
2011      Siobhan M. Case, BA, MS-II
2010      Cynthia So, BS, MSII
2009      Melissa M. Fish, MS-II
2008      Gina Fujikami, MSIV
2007      Priscilla Yee, MSIV