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.


The Silverstein Memorial Award is open to junior and mid-career investigators from the following surgical and related medical specialties:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

Eligible applicants will have held a faculty appointment for no longer than 10 years since completion of post-graduate training in their discipline and will be committed to sustaining a research career in the geriatrics aspects of their discipline.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of a record of accomplishments in aging/geriatrics research. This may include being (a) first-author for an original aging/geriatrics research publication (not a review article); (b) the recipient of pilot funding awards for aging/geriatrics research; (c) lead presenter for a previous abstract describing research investigations; (d) lead presenter for at least two poster/oral presentations of aging research at national meeting; or (e) recipient of at least one research grant submitted as principal investigator. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of a career plan related to aging research.

Application Process

Please complete the Award Nomination form available here.

Additionally, a research abstract from the nominee must be submitted electronically for presentation at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Lastly, the following materials should be sent to the AGS office at or 40 Fulton St. (18th Floor); New York, NY 10038:

  • A biosketch (NIH-style, 4-page maximum)
  • An applicant letter attesting to the nominee’s primary role in research and the importance/significance of the nominee’s studies, as well as the general research accomplishments of the investigator.
  • Three letters of recommendation.


$2,000 will be awarded to the recipient to cover part or all of the awardee’s travel expenses for the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Award Submission

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