Clinical Student Research Award

Smrithi Sukumar

The Clinical Student Research Award is presented to undergraduate students who have submitted exceptional research for presentation at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting. Smrithi Sukumar, a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is our 2019 Clinical Student Research Award recipient for her submission, “Apixaban concentrations in elderly NVAF patients: Is less enough?” Ms. Sukumar’s research examines plasma apixaban concentrations in relation to dosing during routine clinical care for older patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Ms. Sukumar is a Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) scholar, and has experience in a variety of research fields. She is a founder and coordinator of the UCSF Geriatrics Interest Group, and previously served as coordinator for UCSF Camp Cardiac, the Point of Care Ultrasound Elective, and the Society of Women in Medicine. She is currently the medical student representative for the UCSF Medical Alumni Association and the UCSF Indian Students Association.


Past Recipients of the Clinician Student Research Award

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