Edward Henderson Student Award

Natalie Richmond

The Edward Henderson Student Award is presented to a student pursuing a career in geriatrics with demonstrated excellence contributing to the field. Natalie Richmond, a soon-to-be MD at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, was honored this year for her significant efforts in clinical research, academic advancement, and community leadership and service. Prior to starting medical school, Ms. Richmond spent time as a research assistant in geriatric emergency medicine research and worked as a full-time study coordinator overseeing projects on acute musculoskeletal pain, malnutrition, and elder abuse. Since that time, she has co-authored 11 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and given nine poster presentations at national conferences—including one that received a Presidential Poster Award from the AGS. A co-leader of her institution’s AGS Student Chapter and a Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) scholar, Ms. Richmond has taken advantage of both local and national programs to advance her own knowledge, as well as that of her peers. Through UNC’s “Care of the Older Adult Patient” Scholarly Concentration Program, Ms. Richmond has completed rotations on inpatient geriatrics and palliative care consult service. When asked of her inspiration for these accomplishments, Ms. Richmond notes: “In my earliest introduction to geriatrics as a research assistant, I discovered how much I enjoy working with older adults—as well as the importance of understanding the unique needs of this vulnerable population.” Ms. Richmond will begin residency training in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in June 2020.


Past Recipients of the Edward Henderson Student Award

2020      Natalie Richmond
2019      Elizabeth Bloemen, MPH
2018      Sonia Marcello
2017      Thom Ringer, JD
2016      Marielle Bolano, BS
2015      Meng Ni, PhD
2014      Ravi B Parikh
2013      Jason Liebowitz
2012      Vivien Sun
2011      Mark Fitzgerald, BS
2010      Carolyn P. Horney, MS-IV
2009      Elizabeth Kwo, BA
2008      Shayna Rich
2007      Andrew D. McWilliams, MPH, MS-III
2006      Juliesa Pavon, MS-3
2005      Christopher Allen Jones, MS
2004      Thomasina Lynn Bailey
2003      Kathleen Tschantz Unroe
2002      Katherine S. Garman
2001      Joy E. Cuezze
2000      Amit A. Shah