Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award

Anil Makam, MD, MAS

The AGS Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award is presented to a junior investigator for an outstanding peer-reviewed article on a topic in geriatrics. Anil Makam, MD, MAS, has been honored this year for his work on “The Clinical Course after Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Admission among Older Medicare Beneficiaries,” published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Makam’s national, 5-year longitudinal cohort study details the clinical course of older Medicare beneficiaries after transfer to a long-term acute care hospital (LTAC). Findings indicate that, after LTAC transfer, more than 100,000 older adults each year struggle with a significant burden of inpatient utilization and high mortality, yet have limited access to palliative care and low use of hospice at the end of life. The publication received national media attention, including in the New York Times. Dr. Makam is an assistant professor in residence in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, in the Department of Medicine at UCSF.

 

Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award

2019      Victoria Tang, MD, MAS
2018      Benjamin Han, MD, MPH
2017      Halima Amjad, MD, MPH
2016      Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH
2015      Helena M. Blumen, PhD
2014      S. Ryan Greysen
2013      Jane Saczynski, PhD