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.
This award targets mid-career clinician-investigators actively involved in geriatric care who have accomplished meritorious clinical research and transitioned beyond the career-development stage of their work. The ideal candidate is an individual who has achieved the Associate Professor rank or has been awarded an RO1-type grant (or the equivalent). The award is not intended to recognize accomplishments in basic or animal research. This award is designed to recognize particularly meritorious research accomplishments for those who can be considered independent investigators, but is not intended to recognize the most mature and experienced senior clinical investigators in the field. The candidate should be a resident of the United States or Canada.
The nomination should consist of:
- A primary letter of nomination outlining the candidate's research contributions and participation in geriatric care.
- A biosketch (NIH-style, 4 pages maximum) and mentoring table/summary.
- Reprints of up to three publications illustrating the nominee’s most important contributions to the field (at least one of these publications must be published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS)).
- Up to two supporting letters of recommendation (limited to 1 page each).
The nominee should continue to be engaged in the line of research for which the award is made. Nominations will be reviewed and the awardee selected by the AGS Research Committee.
The name of the recipient will be announced in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The recipient will be invited to present a lecture describing his/her most important research accomplishments at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting and will be invited to submit a paper summarizing this work for potential publication in JAGS. The paper will be reviewed under the usual editorial policies of JAGS.
$2,000 will be awarded to the recipient.
Past Recipients of the Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award
2018 Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS
2017 Sei Lee, MD, MAS
2016 Mara Schonberg, MD, MPH
2015 Rebecca Sudore, MD
2014 XinQi Dong, MD, MPH
2013 Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH
2012 Malaz A. Boustani, MM, MPH
2011 Catherine A. Sarkisian, MD, MSPH2010
2010 Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH
2009 Louise C. Walter, MD
2008 R. Sean Morrison, MD
2007 Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH
2006 David J. Cassaret, MD, MS
2005 Joe Verghese, MBBS, MS
2004 Terri R. Fried, MD
2003 Edward Marcantonio, MD, Boston, MA
2002 James T. Pacala, MD, Minneapolis, MN
2001 Thomas M. Gill, MD, New Haven, CT
2001 Greg A. Sachs, MD, Chicago, IL
2000 Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN
1999 Mark A. Supiano, MD
1998 Sharon K. Inouye, MD
1992 Mary Tinetti, MD
1991 Larry Rubenstein, MD, MPH