Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Award

Four Outstanding Colleagues Recognized

The Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Awards honor individuals whose original research reflects new insights in geriatrics and a commitment to the discipline’s role in academia. This year, four outstanding colleagues were recognized for their work.

Lina Ma, MD, PhD, is a research fellow in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University and Associate Chief Physician in the Department of Geriatrics at Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, in Beijing. She has 13 years of research experience in frailty, cognitive impairment, and aging. Dr. Ma is a principal investigator on various research grants funded through the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Anil Makam, MD, MAS, is an Assistant Professor in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Outcomes and Health Services Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His current research explores the impact of post-acute care on clinical and rehabilitation outcomes among hospitalized older adults recovering from acute illness, with a focus on long-term acute care hospitals. A GEMSSTAR and National Institute on Aging career development awardee, Dr. Makam brings direct experience to his research as a hospitalist physician caring for older adults. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Brienne Miner, MD, MHS, is an internist with subspecialty training in geriatrics and sleep medicine. Dr. Miner is a clinical instructor in the Section of Geriatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. A Butler-Williams and Yale Pepper Scholar, Dr. Miner’s work focuses on dyspnea and insomnia. In addition to clinical training in geriatrics and sleep medicine, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research. She has served as first-author for a host of studies in leading journals, including the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Victoria Tang, MD, MAS, is an early-career clinician-researcher at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dedicated to a career at the crossroads of geriatrics and surgery, Dr. Tang hopes to improve care planning and outcomes in the growing population of older adults undergoing surgery. She has published 11 peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from hospice referral utilization to functional recovery after hip fracture. Dr. Tang is a Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) Scholar and has received several career development awards across her career.

Past Recipients of the Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Award:

2017 Awardees
Andrew Cohen, MD, DPhil
Lorena Gonzalez, MD
Benjamin Han, MD, MPH
Supakanya Wongrakpanich, MD

2016 Awardees
Lauren Ferrante, MD
Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS
David S.H. Lee, PharmD, PhD
Neelesh Nadkarni, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Nancy Schoenborn, MD
Anne Suskind, MD, MS

2015 Awardees
Jennifer Lai, MD, MBA
Michael LaMantia, MD, MPH
Una Makris, MD
John Newman, MD, PhD
Ryota Sakurai, PT, PhD

2014 Awardees
Ryan Greysen
Zachary Marcum
Bianca Buurman, RN, PhD
John A. Batsis, MD, FACP
John Dodson
Terrence E. Murphy, PhD

2013 Awardees
Peter Abadir, MD
C. Barrett Bowling, MD
Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH
Gelareh Gabayan, MD, MSHS

2012 Awardees
Christina Bell, MD, MSc
Noll Campbell, PharmD, FASCP, BCPP
Sandy Chang, MD
Dr. Oddom Demontiero MD, FRACP
Mieke Deschodt, RN, MSc, PhD student
Constance H. Fung, MD
Sei J. Lee, MD, MAS
Matthew T. Rondina, M.D.

2011 Awardees
Theresa A. Allison, MD, PhD
Laurie Archbald-Pannone, MD,  PhD
Marian Betz, MD,  PH
William Hung, MD, MPH
Toru Okura, MD, MSc
Kalpana P. Padala, MD, MS
Krupa Shah, MD, MPH

2010 Awardees   
Sarah D. Berry, MD, MPH
Sascha Dublin, MD, PhD
Jane L. Givens, MD, MSCE
Alison J. Huang, MD
Supriya G. Mohile, MD, MS
Esther S. Oh, MD
Ramona L. Rhodes, MD, MPH
Alexander K. Smith, MD, MPH
E. Camille Vaughan, MD, MS

2009 Awardees
Alayne D Markland
Amy S. Kelley
Angelo E. Volandes
Brie A Williams
Liat Ayalon, 
Rebecca L Sudore, SFVAMC
S. Nicole Hastings
Sara Elyse Espinoza
Sarwat Chaudhry

2008 Awardees
Alicia I Arbaje, MD, MPH
Carlos A. V. Fragoso, MD
Jalpa A. Doshi, PhD
Kevin M. Terrell, DO, MS
Manuel Montero Odasso, MD
Rachel L. Murkofsky, MD, MPH
Stasa Tadic, MD
Vineet M. Arora, MD

2007 Awardees
Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH
Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH
Heather E. Whitson, MD
Mara A. Schonberg, MD
Marsha N. Wittink, MD, MBE
Prasad R. Padala, MD
Roee Holtzer, PhD

2006 Awardees
Aanand D. Naik, MD 
David M. Dosa, MD 
Elbert S. Huang, MD
John A. Taylor, III, MD
Kaycee M. Sink, MD, MS
Lillian Min, MD
Lynn McNicoll, MD 
Sean X. Leng, MD, PhD

2005 Awardees
Benjamin Mast, PhD
Cynthia Carlsson, MD
James Rudolph, MD, BS
Jennifer Brach, PT, PhD
Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH
Patricia Coleman, PhD, RN, APRN
Ram Miller, MDCM, Msc
Renuka Visvanathan, MBBS, PhD

2004 Awardees
Cara Tannenbaum, MDCM, FRCPC
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
David Sengstock, MD
Gohar Azhar, MD 
Hsu-Ko Kuo, MD, MPH
Michael Weiner, MD, MPH
Nathan E. Goldstein, MD
Tomohiko Urano, MD, PhD