Clinical Student Research Award

Michael Liu

The Clinical Student Research Award is presented to undergraduate students in medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, pharmacy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy who have submitted exceptional research for presentation at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting, pointing to their promising future careers in geriatrics. Michael Liu, a 3rd-year medical student at the University of Arizona and a Harvard University Master of Public Health candidate in Quantitative Methods, is the recipient of this year’s award for his epidemiology research presented at #AGS18. Mr. Liu’s study, “Relationship Between Gait Speed and Survival Among Older Adults with Hematologic Malignancies,” examines gait speed as a predictor of survival among 420 people 75-years-old and older living with blood cancers. Mr. Liu is a Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) scholar and has been first author for four publications in leading medical journals. He is pursuing a research career in geriatric oncology, and is already working toward that goal through the Research in Aging Training Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Center in Massachusetts. 

Past Recipients of the Clinician Student Research Award

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