Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award

Benjamin Han, MD, MPH

The Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award is presented to a junior investigator for an outstanding peer-reviewed geriatrics research article with the potential to influence clinical practice, public policy, or future geriatrics scholarship. Benjamin Han, MD, MPH, has been honored this year for his work as first author on “Effect of Statin Treatment vs. Usual Care on Primary Cardiovascular Prevention Among Older Adults,” which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Dr. Han’s study was a sub-analysis of older adults who received statin treatment for primary prevention in the Lipid-Lowering Trial (LLT) component of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT). Dr. Han and colleagues concluded that no benefit was found when a statin was given to older adults for primary prevention and that statin treatment for older people should be individualized, especially for adults 75 years of age and older. Last year, Dr. Han received an AGS New Investigator Award for his research in substance use among older adults. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Department of Population Health at New York University School of Medicine and a primary care physician at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.

Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award

2017      Halima Amjad, MD, MPH
2016      Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH
2015      Helena M. Blumen, PhD
2014      S. Ryan Greysen
2013      Jane Saczynski, PhD