New York (May 8, 2020)—The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annually honors researchers, clinicians, educators, and emerging health professionals who have made outstanding contributions to high-quality, person-centered care for older people. This year’s award recipients include more than 20 leaders representing the breadth of disciplines championing care for us all as we age.
Following the cancellation of the AGS 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AGS announced that awardees would be honored at the AGS 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting, May 13-15 (pre-conference program on May 12), in Chicago, Ill.
- Rasheeda Hall, MD (Duke University)
- Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh, MBBCh, BAO (University of Rochester Medical Center)
- Thomas Finucane, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital)
- James Lin, DO, MS, MHSA (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Institute)
- Vanessa Ho, MS (California Northstate University College of Medicine)
- West Health
- John B. Murphy, MD (Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Lifespan, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University)
- Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF (Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine)
- Natalie Richmond (University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill)
- Ashwin Kotwal, MD, MS (UCSF)
- Daniel Parker, MD (Duke University)
- Adam Simning, MD, PhD (University of Rochester)
- Andrew Zullo, PharmD, ScM, PhD (Brown University School of Public Health)
- Kavita Dharmarajan, MD, MSc (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
- Nazema Siddiqui, MD, MHSc (Duke University Medical Center)
Todd Semla, PharmD, MS, AGSF (Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University)
- Marcia Mecca, MD (Yale University)
- Nina Blachman, MD, MHPE (New York University)
- Andrew Cohen, MD, DPhil (Yale University)
- Anil Makam, MD, MAS (UCSF)
- Mandi Sehgal, MD (Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine)
- Deborah Mack, MPH (University of Massachusetts)
- Alexander K. Smith, MD, MPH (UCSF)
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 AmericanGeriatrics.org.
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. Following the cancellation of the 2020 gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 3,000 nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, and others will convene next year from May 13-15 (pre-conference program on May 12), in Chicago, Ill., to advance geriatrics knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations. For more information, visit Meeting.AmericanGeriatrics.org.