Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award

Nancy L. Schoenborn, MD, MHS

Presented to junior investigators with a demonstrated focus on geriatrics research, the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award this year honors Nancy Schoenborn, MD, MHS, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics/Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine and a member of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Focused on enhancing patient-centered care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and incorporating life expectancy into individualized preventive care decisions, Dr. Schoenborn has become a nationally-recognized expert in communicating sensitive topics such as discontinuing routine cancer screening. Dr. Schoenborn developed and implemented an innovative curriculum teaching internal medicine residents to incorporate life expectancy into their care of older adults, which significantly improved resident knowledge and skill. She has received a number of awards in geriatrics and aging, including GEMSSTAR (Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research) funding, the Paul Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging, and the 2016 AGS New Investigator Award (which recognized Dr. Schoenborn’s first-of-its-kind study exploring discussions on discontinuing routine cancer screening, highlighted as a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society “Top 10” article). Additionally, Dr. Schoenborn leads an AGS Special Interest Group connecting members to the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), thus cultivating collaborations across groups and empowering junior faculty and trainees to lead aging research.


Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award

2018      John Newman, MD, PhD
2017      Dae Kim, MD, MPH, ScD
2016      Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH
                  S. Ryan Greysen, MD, MHS, MA, FHM
2015      Micah Drummond, MD
2014      Sarah D. Berry, MD
2013      Amy Kelley, MD, MSHS
                  Heather Whitson, MD, MSHS