Nascher/Manning Award

William J. Hall, MD, MACP

William J. Hall, MD, MACP Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester is this year’s Nascher/Manning Award recipient. 

The Nascher/Manning Award was named in honor of Ignatz Leo Nascher, MD who was the first clinician to advocate for establishing a specialty focused on the care of older adults. Through the generosity of the Manning family, Dr. Nascher’s namesake award is one of several honors conferred by the AGS at its Annual Scientific Meeting. 

"Dr. Hall has made unparalleled contributions to the field of geriatrics,” said AGS President Donna FickPhD, RN, GCNS-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN. “He has left an indelible mark on clinical care of older adults, education of geriatrics health professionals, and development of the next generation of academic geriatricians who are pursuing careers as clinician educators and aging researchers. He is a much sought after mentor and his contributions to the work of the Society are remarkable. At AGS, he has served as a member of the Board the Association of Geriatrics Academic Program Directors, on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and the Geriatrics Review Syllabus, and as Chair of the AGS Annual Meeting Program Committee.  To paraphrase one of his nominators Bill has made steadfast, committed, compassionate, and rigorous contributions to the field of clinical geriatrics through his prolific achievements in education, mentorship, and clinical care over the past 35 years. He truly embodies the spirit of the Nascher/Manning Award and I can think of no one more deserving."

He has held multiple roles at the University of Rochester, including Hospital Chief of Medicine, medical school Associate Dean, Vice-Chair of Medicine, Director of the Center for Lifetime Wellness and Director of the Center for Healthy Aging. He led the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence for over two decades as well as a NIA funded Institutional Research Training (T32) Grant. Perhaps most importantly, he is known for mentoring colleagues worldwide and for his tireless advocacy on behalf of older adults and those who serve them. 

Past Recipients of the Nascher / Manning Award

2022      Jerry C. Johnson, MD, AGSF
2020      Todd Semla, PharmD, MS, AGSF
2018      William Applegate, MD, MPH, MACP, AGSF
              Thomas Edes, MD, MS
2016      William Hazzard, MD, AGSF
2014      Paul McGann, MD
2012      Joseph G Ouslander, MD AGSF
2010      Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN
2008      Jeffrey B. Halter, MD
2006      Patricia P. Barry, MD, MPH
2004      Kenneth L. Minaker
2002      John Morley, MB, B.Ch
2000      Peter Boling, MD

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