AGS Honors Expert & Emerging Geriatrics Leaders at 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS23)

New York (April 27, 2023) – 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 adults. This year’s award recipients include 19 leaders representing the breadth of medical disciplines championing care for us all as we age. 

Clinical Student Research Award

  • Matthew Ryan Cosmai 

Clinician of the Year Award

  • Shelley R. McDonald, DO, PhD

David H. Solomon Memorial Public Service Award

  • Alan Lazaroff, MD, AGSF

Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award

  • Kathryn Denson, MD

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

  • Debra Saliba, MD, MPH, AGSF

Edward Henderson Student Research Award

  • Victoria Kozar 

Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Awards

  • Kaley N Hayes, PharmD, PhD
  • Cameron Gettel, MD, MHS
  • Sara Catherine LaHue, MD
  • Brian E McGarry, PT, PhD

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

  • Elizabeth L Whitlock, MD 

Outstanding Junior Clinician Education Manuscript

  • Susan Glassburn, PhD, MSW

Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator 

  • Jennifer Ouellet, MD

Outstanding Junior Investigators of the Year

  • Halima Amjad, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Timothy Anderson, MD, MA, MAS 

Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award 

  • Lauren Hunt, PhD, RN, MSN

Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator 

  • Todd James, MD, AGSF

Scientist-in-Training Research Award 

  • Helen Omuya

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

  • Dae Hyun Kim, MD, MPH, ScD



About the American Geriatrics Society
Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Our 6,000+ members include geriatricians, geriatrics nurse practitioners, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists who are pioneers in advanced illness care for older individuals, with a focus on championing interprofessional teams, eliciting personal care goals, and treating older people as whole persons. AGS believes in a just society, one where we all are supported by and able to contribute to communities where ageism, ableism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of bias and discrimination no longer impact healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for older adults and their caregivers. AGS advocates for policies and programs that support the health, independence, and quality of life of all of us as we age. AGS works across patient careresearchprofessional and public education, and public policy to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. 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 one 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 2,500 nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, and others will convene in Long Beach, CA, May 4-6, 2023 (pre-conference program on May 3), to advance geriatrics knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art educational sessions and research presentations. For more information, visit

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