Scientist-in-Training Research Award

Chan Mi Park, MD

The Scientist-in-Training Research Award is presented to a pre-doctoral candidate with a promising career as a geriatrics scientist. The AGS is pleased to present this award to Chan Mi Park, MD, a full-time MPH student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. With a background in practicing family medicine and geriatrics, Dr. Park is pursuing a masters degree to become a clinical scientist with the knowledge and skills needed to solve clinical problems during care transitions of older adults. Her recent study, “Perioperative Gabepentin Use and Adverse Clinical Events in Older Adults After Major Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study,” found that postoperative gabapentin use, which is widely used for postoperative pain management, was associated with increased rates of delirium, antipsychotic use, and pneumonia, and highlights the need for careful risk-benefit assessment before prescribing. A demonstrated emerging clinical scientist, Dr. Park is currently investigating the effectiveness of CMS Transitional Care Management (TCM) service in reducing hospitalizations for frail and non-frail older adults using Medicare data. 

Past Recipients of the Scientist-in-Training Research Award

2021 Anabella Pinton
2020   Deborah Mack, MPH
2019   Minakshi Raj, MPH
2018   Joshua Niznik, PharmD
2017   Andrea E. Daddato, MS
2016   Andrew Zullo, PharmD, ScM
2015   Camilla B. Pimentel, MPH
2014   Rebecca H. Affoo, MCLScSLP
2013   Lolita Nidadavolu, BA
2012   Jillian Wong
2011   Jason L. Sanders, BA, MD/PhD Cand.
2010   David Wert
2009   Elisa Rodriguez, BS
2008   Danielle R. Bouchard, MS