GSI: Travel Awards for Specialists

The GSI continues to celebrate leadership and cutting-edge geriatrics expertise across healthcare thanks to two awards that support emerging investigators focused on the care of older adults. To apply for either of these awards, please visit the AGS Awards Page.

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

The Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties honors the late Jeffrey Silverstein, MD, for his dedication to improving the care of older adults as exemplified by his longstanding work with the GSI and within geriatrics anesthesiology.  The Silverstein Award recognizes emerging investigators in the surgical and related medical specialties, providing $2,000 to offset travel expenses for presenting important scholarship at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Since our financial needs are met for supporting the Silverstein Award, please consider adding your support to the field by contributing to the AGS Health in Aging Foundation Rising Stars, Public Education, or Hurria Award funds, which support important work powered by our Silverstein Awardees and other leaders in the field.  Learn more here.

Current and Prior Awardees

  • 2020 - Kavita Dharmarajan, MD, MSc, Oncology
  • 2020 - Nazema Siddiqui, MD, MHSc, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2019 - Courtney Balentine, MD, Surgery-Endo
  • 2019 - Candace Parker-Autry, MD, Uro-Gynocology
  • 2018 -Tony Rosen, MD, Emergency Medicine
  • 2017 - Anne Suskind, MD, Urology

 

 

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

Arti Hurria, MD, was a trailblazing geriatric oncologist and the principal investigator for the GSI’s Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) research conference (or “U13”) grant from the National Institutes of Health. Sadly, Dr. Hurria was killed in a car accident in 2018, but her legacy lives on for all those who continue to push her work forward—including our Hurria Memorial Awardee. The Journal of Geriatric Oncology released a special issue honoring Dr. Hurria, including an editorial from AGS CEO Nancy Lundebjerg, MPA, outlining Arti’s example for what makes a good leader. The special issue and all articles are available here.

The Hurria Memorial Award recognizes emerging investigators in general and specialty internal medicine.  Each award provides $2,000 to offset travel expenses for presenting important scholarship at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Current and Prior Awardees

  • 2020 - Rasheeda Hall, MD, Nephrology
  • 2020 - Kah Poh (Melissa) Loh, MBBCh, BAO, Hematology and Oncology
  • 2019 - Lauren Ferrante, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care

To donate to these or other awards, please click here.