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  • PAGS-WD Announced David C. Martin Award Recipients

    The Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of the David C. Martin Award:  Mr. Tyler Paras and Ms. Vivianne Oyefusi, each  second-year medical students attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

    Each awardee’s abstract was accepted for poster presentation by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) at their 2019 Annual Scientific meeting, scheduled for May 2-4 in Portland, Oregon.  Mr. Paras’ abstract was also selected for presentation as a poster during the Presidential Poster Session. Abstracts receiving the highest scores through the peer review process are included in the Presidential Poster Session.

    Mr. Paras and Ms. Oyefusi will be formally recognized at the 2019 Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine dinner symposium, scheduled for April 25, 2019, where each will be presented with a certificate of excellence and honorarium. The honorarium will aid in defraying expenses to attend the AGS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting to present their work.

    The award was named after David C. Martin, MD, who established the first geriatrics fellowship in Pittsburgh, PA. The ultimate goal of this prestigious award is to encourage and prepare future physicians in the field of geriatric medicine.

    Since its inception, the Society is proud to have awarded over $84,500 to area medical students interested in the field of geriatric medicine.