AGS Honors Dr. William Hall with Prestigious Nascher/Manning Award in Geriatrics

  • @AmerGeriatrics names William J. Hall, MD, MACP as the 2024 recipient of the Nascher/Manning Award in Geriatrics #AGS24

New York (April 23, 2024) —The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) will honor William J. Hall, MD, MACP Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester this year with the prestigious Nascher/Manning Award, given biannually at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS24 will be held virtually May 9 – 11 (pre-conference days: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7-8). 

The Nascher/Manning Award was named in honor of Ignatz Leo Nascher, MD who was the first clinician to advocate for establishing a specialty focused on the care of older adults. Through the generosity of the Manning family, Dr. Nascher’s namesake award is one of several honors conferred by the AGS at its Annual Scientific Meeting. 

"Dr. Hall has made unparalleled contributions to the field of geriatrics,” said AGS President Donna FickPhD, RN, GCNS-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN. “He has left an indelible mark on clinical care of older adults, education of geriatrics health professionals, and development of the next generation of academic geriatricians who are pursuing careers as clinician educators and aging researchers. He is a much sought after mentor and his contributions to the work of the Society are remarkable. At AGS, he has served as a member of the Board the Association of Geriatrics Academic Program Directors, on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and the Geriatrics Review Syllabus, and as Chair of the AGS Annual Meeting Program Committee.  To paraphrase one of his nominators Bill has made steadfast, committed, compassionate, and rigorous contributions to the field of clinical geriatrics through his prolific achievements in education, mentorship, and clinical care over the past 35 years. He truly embodies the spirit of the Nascher/Manning Award and I can think of no one more deserving."

He has held multiple roles at the University of Rochester, including Hospital Chief of Medicine, medical school Associate Dean, Vice-Chair of Medicine, Director of the Center for Lifetime Wellness and Director of the Center for Healthy Aging. He led the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence for over two decades as well as a NIA funded Institutional Research Training (T32) Grant. Perhaps most importantly, he is known for mentoring colleagues worldwide and for his tireless advocacy on behalf of older adults and those who serve them. 


The Nascher/Manning Award is one of a number of awards that AGS confers at its annual scientific meeting. To learn more about our 2024 award recipients, all of whom  are champions for better care for us all as we age, visit


About the American Geriatrics Society
Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals that has—for more than 75 years—worked to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Its nearly 6,000 members include geriatricians, geriatric nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy. For more information, visit

About the Health in Aging Foundation
The Health in Aging Foundation is a national non-profit established in 1999 by the American Geriatrics Society to bring the knowledge and expertise of geriatrics healthcare professionals to the public. We are committed to ensuring that people are empowered to advocate for high-quality care by providing them with trustworthy information and reliable resources. Last year, we reached nearly 1 million people with our resources through We also help nurture current and future geriatrics leaders by supporting opportunities to attend educational events and increase exposure to principles of excellence on caring for older adults. For more information or to support the Foundation's work, visit

About the Nascher/Manning Award
Ignatz Leo Nascher, MD, argued that medical care for older adults should be considered a separate specialty, for which he coined the term “geriatrics” in 1909. Through the generosity of the Manning family, the intent of the Nascher/Manning Award is to honor Dr. Nascher’s pioneering work in the field by recognizing an individual with distinguished, life-long achievement in clinical geriatrics.

About the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting
The AGS Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier educational event in geriatrics, providing the latest information on clinical care, research on aging, and innovative models of care delivery. More than 2,600 nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, and others will convene virtually, May 9 – 11 (pre-conference days: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7-8) to advance geriatrics knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations. For more information, visit

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