Clinical Student Research Award

This award honors an undergraduate student in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or social work who submitted the most outstanding student abstract for the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

2023 Recipient: Matthew Cosmai

Matthew Cosmai is the 2023 Clinician Student Research Award recipient for his submission, “Educational Videos to Inform Older Adults About Medication Safety”, which he completed with Team Alice, an interdisciplinary research and advocacy team focused on patient safety for older adults, from the University at Buffalo. Through a qualitative analysis of open-ended survey questions, Mr. Cosmai found video-based interventions for older adults to be an effective method of improving patient knowledge of medication safety. In his final year of completing his Master of Social Work at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Mr. Cosmai has demonstrated a deep commitment to expanding knowledge of the healthcare aspects of social work, and is celebrated for his accomplishments.

Past Recipients of the Clinician Student Research Award

2022      Dallas Mindo-Panusis
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

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