AGS Annual Meeting Awards
Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Award
The New Investigator Awards are awarded to individuals whose original research, as presented in a submitted abstract, reflects new and relevant research in geriatrics, and are designed to recognize individuals who are committed to a career in aging research.
Choosing Wisely Champion
The goal of the Choosing Wisely Champions program is to help expand the Choosing Wisely campaign through dissemination of positive stories of individual clinicians, or teams of clinicians, and to serve as an inspiration to others within their specialty so that they may apply learnings in their own practice. It also reaffirms society partner commitments to the campaign and demonstrates tangible action toward advancing the goals of Choosing Wisely.
Clinical Student Research Award
A Clinical Student Research Award will be presented to an undergraduate student in medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, pharmacy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy who submitted the most outstanding student abstract for the 2019 AGS Annual Meeting.
Clinician of the Year Award
This award was established to recognize the great contributions of practitioners for delivering quality healthcare for older people, as well as to showcase the importance of the geriatrics clinician in our healthcare delivery system. Through these clinicians' efforts, scientific advances are integrated into the practice of geriatrics, resulting in improved well-being and quality of life for older persons.
Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award
This award is given annually to an AGS member who has provided leadership to train students in geriatrics and has contributed significantly to the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools. Teaching expertise as well as educational program development is valued in the selection of the recipient for this honor.
Edward Henderson Student Award
The Edward Henderson Student Award is presented to a student interested in pursuing a career in geriatrics, who has demonstrated excellence in the field.
Jeffrey H. Silverstein Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Surgical and Related Medical Specialties
The Silverstein Memorial Award recognizes emerging investigators in the surgical and related medical specialties whose research is focused on geriatrics in their specialties and who are committed to a career in research on aging.
Nascher / Manning Award
The intent of this bi-annual award is to honor Dr. Nascher's pioneering work in the field of geriatrics, by recognizing an individual with distinguished, life-long achievement in clinical geriatrics, including medicine, psychiatry, and all other relevant disciplines. The awardee may have achieved distinction in clinical geriatrics through activities such as innovative program development or administration of outstanding clinical programs.
Outstanding Junior Clinician Education Manuscript Award
This award is targeted to junior faculty (Assistant Professor/Instructor or an Associate Professor having held the position for no more than 3 years). The junior faculty member must have first-authored an outstanding peer-reviewed clinical education journal article focused on care of older adults. Selection of award winners will consider the article's novelty, methodological, clarity of presentation, and potential to influence education relevant to the care of older adults. Papers that were published between September 1st and August 31st of the previous year are eligible for this award.
Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award
This award is targeted to and AGS member clinician educator track junior faculty (Assistant Professor/Instructor) who is in the career development stage of their professional experience, and have made a significant contribution to the education and training of students/trainees in geriatrics and the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools. The ideal candidate will have met some or all of the following criteria: significant contribution to the teaching of students/trainees; significant contribution to mentoring and providing career advice to students/trainees; significant contribution to educational program development.
Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award
This award is targeted to junior investigators (Assistant Professor/Instructor or equivalent) who are in the career development stage of their research career with a faculty appointment of at least three years, but no more than seven years, and who have had a demonstrated focus on aging research during the period of faculty appointment. The ideal candidate is an individual who has previously been awarded a career development award, pilot grant, or institutional grant (but not an R01). Applicants must demonstrate evidence of a record of accomplishments in aging/geriatrics research, such as: a) first-author original aging/geriatrics research publications (not review articles); b) poster/oral presentations of aging research at national meetings; or c) at least one research grant submitted as principal investigator. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of a career plan related to aging research.
Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award
This award is targeted to junior investigators (Assistant Professor/Instructor or equivalent) who are in the career development stage of their research career. The junior investigator must be first author on an outstanding peer-reviewed geriatrics research journal article. Selection of award winners will consider the article's novelty, methodological rigor, clarity of presentation, and potential to influence geriatrics practice, policy, or future research. Papers that were published between September 1st and August 31st of the previous year are eligible.
Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award
This award is targeted to a mid-career clinician educator track faculty member (Associate Professor) who has made significant contributions to the education and training of students/trainees in geriatrics and the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools. The ideal candidate will have met some or all of the following criteria: significant contribution to the teaching of students/trainees; significant contribution to mentoring and providing career advice to students/trainees/junior faculty; significant contribution to educational program development. Teaching expertise as well as educational program development is valued in the selection of the recipient for this honor.
A Scientist-in-Training Research Award will be presented to a pre-doctoral candidate from a range of disciplines, including psychology, gerontology, epidemiology, etc. who submitted the most outstanding abstract for the 2019 AGS Annual Meeting.
Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in clinical research addressing health problems for older adults as evaluated by an investigator actively involved in direct care. The award takes into consideration independence of thought and originality in research.
Ongoing AGS Awards
Geriatrics Recognition Award (GRA)
The GRA recognizes physicians and nurses who are committed to lifelong learning about the care of older adults. The American Geriatrics Society established the GRA to encourage health professionals to acquire special knowledge and keep abreast of the latest advances in clinical care of older adults through participation in lifelong learning.