AGS Honors Expert & Emerging Geriatrics Leaders at 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS22)

New York (April 29, 2022)—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. 

Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in Internal Medicine Who are Focused on the Care of Older Adults 

  • Anil Makam, MD, MAS (University of California, San Francisco)  

Choosing Wisely® Champion Award 

  • Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA (Northwestern University)  

Clinical Student Research Award 

  • Dallas Mindo-Panusis (University of California, San Francisco)  

Clinician of the Year Award 

  • Helen S. Kao, MD (Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care and University of California, San Francisco)  

David H. Solomon Memorial Public Service Award     

  • West Health 

Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award 

  • Mitchell T. Heflin, MD, MHS (Duke University School of Medicine) 

Edward Henderson Award & Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecture 

  • Sharon A. Brangman, MD, FACP, AGSF (SUNY Upstate Medical University) 

Edward Henderson Student Award 

  • Justine Enns (John Hopkins University School of Medicine) 

Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Awards 

  • Jasmine Travers, PhD, MHS, RN, AGPCNP-BC (New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing) 
  • Scott Martin Vouri, PharmD, MS, PhD (University of Florida College of Pharmacy) 
  • Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD (University of Maryland School of Medicine) 
  • Kenneth Lam, MD, MAS (University of California, San Francisco) 

Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical & Related Medical Specialties 

  • Lauren Southerland, MD (Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center) 

The Nascher/Manning Award 

  • Jerry C. Johnson, MD, AGSF

Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award 

  • Norka Quillatupa, MD (Kern Medical)  

Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award 

  • Ariel Green, MD, MPH, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) 

Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award 

  • Claire Ankuda, MD, MPH, MSc (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) 

Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award 

  • Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD, AGSF (Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine) 

Scientist-in-Training Research Award 

  • Chan Mi Park, MD (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) 

State Affiliate Achievement Awards 

  • The Louisiana Geriatrics Society  
  • The Oregon Geriatrics Society 

Thomas & Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation 

  • Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS (Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine At Mount Sinai) 


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 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 2,000 nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, and others will convene in Orlando May 12-14, 2022 (pre-conference program on May 11) to advance geriatrics knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations. For more information, visit 

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