The Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award is targeted to an AGS Member who is a clinician-educator junior faculty (Assistant Professor/Instructor) in the development stages of their careers. The awardee will have made a significant contribution to the education and training of students/trainees in geriatrics and the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools as evidenced by meeting some or all of the following criteria: significant contribution to the teaching of students/trainees; significant contribution to mentoring and providing career advice to students/trainees; significant contribution to educational program development. Teaching expertise, as well as educational program development, is valued in the selection of the recipient for this honor.
2023 Recipient: Jennifer Ouellet, MD
This year's recipient is Jennifer Ouellet, MD, an innovative clinician and Assistant Professor at the Yale University Section of Geriatrics. Dr. Ouellet is a skilled educator who has developed curricula for health professional trainees based on the Age Friendly Health System 4M’s Framework, anchored by the Geriatrics 5Ms including multicomplexity.
Dr. Ouellet provides care for older adults on an inpatient Geriatrics Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit and consultations in the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has several educational leadership roles including the Coordinator for Interprofessional Education at the Yale Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) and the director of the curriculum for the ACE unit at Yale New Haven Hospital. Through these roles, she works with trainees at all levels, lecturing to, leading workshops with, and supervising ambulatory and inpatient clinical activities with PA students, APRN students, and medical students, residents, and fellows. In 2019, Dr. Ouellet was named to the Tideswell Emerging Leader in Aging Program where she collaborated with experts in geriatric medicine and education to develop a patient priorities aligned decision making curriculum for Geriatric Medicine fellows across the country. This curriculum has since been adapted for clinicians, educators and trainees at all levels, including medical students, APRN students and Internal Medicine Residents.
She has been honored with several teaching awards including the prestigious Edwin Cadman Teacher of the Year Award in 2020, which recognized her for her clinical and educational excellence. An active member of the AGS since 2015, Dr. Ouellet is a member of multiple AGS Special Interest Groups, The Teachers section, regularly presents her work at AGS Annual Scientific Meetings and served as a slide editor for the Geriatric Review Syllabus Teaching Slides in 2021. A passionate and nationally recognized leader in geriatric education and priorities aligned decision making, Dr. Ouellet is celebrated for her many contributions to the field of Geriatrics.
Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award
2022 Norka Quillatupa, MD
2021 Pei Chen, MD
2020 Nina Blachman, MD, MHPE
2019 Skotti Church, MD
2018 Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH
2017 Kristen Thornton, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, CWSP
2016 Jessica Colburn, MD
2015 Shaida Talebreza Brandon, MD
2014 Danelle Cayea, MD, MS
2013 Manuel Eskildsen, MD, MPH, CMD