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AGS Welcomes 15 New Fellows, Recognized for Exceptional Commitment to Geriatrics

  • The AGS honors 15 leading health professionals who joined the newest class of our fellows—a select group of experts recognized for their deep commitment to the AGS and to advancing high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age. http://ow.ly/t7GD50EJ0Kf

New York (May 10, 2021)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today honored 15 leading health professionals who joined the newest class of AGS Fellows—a select group of experts recognized for their deep commitment to the AGS and to advancing high-quality, person-centered care for us all as we age.

“We award fellowship to colleagues, like these, who have demonstrated commitment to the field, have contributed to advances in care, and are active participants in AGS activities,” noted new AGS President Peter Hollmann during the business meeting at the AGS 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS21; May 13-15), now available for viewing at cattendee.abstractsonline.com/meeting/10428.

This year’s fellows hail from across the country and reflect the dedication to geriatrics education, clinical care, and research indicative of our Society’s commitment to quality care for us all as we age. They include:

AGS Recognizes Expert & Emerging Geriatrics Leaders at 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS21)

New York (April 30, 2021)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annually recognizes researchers, clinicians, educators, and emerging health professionals who have made outstanding contributions to high-quality, person-centered care for older people. This year’s awardees include 15 healthcare leaders representing the breadth of disciplines championing care for us all as we age. The AGS 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting will celebrate their accomplishments alongside award recipients from last year, due to the cancellation of #AGS20.

Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in Internal Medicine Who are Focused on the Care of Older Adults
•    Megan Husingh-Scheetz (University of Chicago)

Clinician of the Year Award
•    Faith Atai, MD (The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Clinical Student Research Award
•    Linda Phung (Duke University School of Medicine)

UCSF’s Dr. Lindsay Hampson to be Honored at #AGS21 for Transformative Research at the Intersection of Geriatrics and Urology

  • At #AGS21, Dr. Lindsay Hampson (@lindsayahampson) of @UCSFUrology will be honored for research integrating #geriatrics into urology http://ow.ly/Weds50EzNZ3

New York, NY (April 28, 2021)—Advancing care for older people across health specialties, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation today announced that Lindsay A. Hampson, MD, MAS, of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) will receive this year’s Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties. Presented at the AGS 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS21), held May 13-15 online, the award will recognize Dr. Hampson for accelerating research at the intersection of geriatrics and urology.

“Since the early 1990s, the AGS has been working toward its vision of a world where physicians across all medical and surgical specialties have basic knowledge and skills in geriatrics, the unique health care we all need as we age,” notes AGS President Annie Medina-Walpole, MD, AGSF, AGS President. “Trailblazing researchers like Dr. Hampson are building the tools and knowledge other specialists need to improve the wellbeing of all Americans as we age.”

AGS Honors UChicago's Dr. Megan Huisingh-Scheetz with Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Research on Frailty, Physical Activity, and Technology

  • Researching #frailty, physical function & technology, Dr. Megan Huisingh-Scheetz (@meganhuisingh) is honored with AGS’s Arti Hurria Memorial Award #AGS21 #geriatrics http://ow.ly/lzLW50ExLPh

New York, NY (April 26, 2021)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation today conferred one of their newest honors on Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD, MPH, a geriatrician and epidemiologist with a unique commitment to leveraging new technology to improve the care of frail older adults. An Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Aging Research Program in the Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, as well as the Co-Director of the Successful Aging and Frailty Evaluation (SAFE) Clinic, at the University of Chicago, Dr. Huisingh-Scheetz will receive the fourth Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in Internal Medicine Who are Focused on the Care of Older Adults at the AGS 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS21; May 13-15). 

“Across her body of work, Dr. Huisingh-Scheetz’s cutting-edge research investigates ways of advancing the assessment and care of frail older adults,” notes AGS President Annie Medina-Walpole. “Like the namesake for this award, Arti Hurria, her research has been so productive and impactful because it applies geriatrics principles to another intersecting field—technology.”

AGS Clinician of the Year Dr. Faith Atai Honored as an Administrator, Educator, and Physician Above All

  • The @AmerGeriatrics names @UTHealth’s Dr. Faith Atai #Geriatrics Clinician of the Year #AGS21 http://ow.ly/DgVN50EkFOG

New York (April 9, 2021)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today named Faith Atai, MD, a skilled clinician and medical administrator with a dedication to teaching geriatrics trainees of all levels, its 2021 Clinician of the Year. An Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), as well as Medical Director of the UT Physicians Center for Healthy Aging and the Bayland Geriatric Health Center, Dr. Atai will be honored at the AGS 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS21) May 13-15.

“Our 2021 Clinician of the Year embodies all the best qualities of a geriatrics health professional,” said AGS President Annie Medina-Walpole, MD, AGSF. “Dr. Atai’s colleagues and trainees respect her and her patients trust her because all her work as an administrator, educator, and clinician is in service of providing the best patient care possible.”