- At #AGS21, UCSF Expert will offer “Confessions of an Unfocused Researcher” on the road to better care as we age #geriatrics #aging http://ow.ly/1X2D50EfnkG
New York (April 2, 2020)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and AGS Health in Aging Foundation celebrates Alexander K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH, a Professor of Medicine at UCSF and one of geriatrics’ most influential researchers and advocates, as the recipient of the 2020/2021 Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation. Dr. Smith will deliver his remarks, “Confessions of an Unfocused Researcher,” at the AGS 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS21) (May 13-15; pre-conference day: May 12).
“Research is the power pushing geriatrics expertise forward, and we need to chart as broad a course as possible because age affects all aspects of life,” said AGS Board Chair Sunny Linnebur, PharmD, FCCP, FASCP, BCPS, BCGP. “Dr. Smith’s career is a prime example of casting a wide net to yield promising approaches to the challenges we know, the opportunities we don’t, and the work that can yield solutions for both.”