The Edward Henderson Student Award is presented to an undergraduate student in a health professions program who is interested in pursuing a career in geriatrics and with demonstrated excellence in contributing to the field.
To be eligible for nomination, an undergraduate student in a health professions program including, but not limited to, dentistry, nursing, social work, pharmacy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy, must have demonstrated a commitment to the field of geriatrics through leadership in areas pertinent to geriatrics, the initiation of new information or programs in geriatrics, or scholarship in geriatrics through original research or reviews.
The student must be nominated by one faculty member with at least two supporting letters of nomination from other faculty. The application packet must be compiled by the nominator and must include
- The nominating letter;
- Two accompanying letters of recommendation (limited to one page per letter);
- The student's curriculum vitae;
- A statement (approximately 150 words in length) from the student nominee describing his/her work and interest in geriatrics; and
- Supporting materials, such as copies of research papers, abstracts, or reports mentioned in support of the nominee. A syllabus of the program the student has participated in or will participate in may also be included. Only documented work will be reviewed or considered by the selection committee.
- A 150- word summary statement of your nominees' achievements which we will use in our announcements and speeches. Your summary should focus on the impact they have had or will have on the field of geriatrics.
Past Recipients of the Edward Henderson Student Award
2023 Victoria Kozar
2022 Justine Enns
2020 Natalie Richmond
2019 Elizabeth Bloemen, MPH
2018 Sonia Marcello
2017 Thom Ringer, JD
2016 Marielle Bolano, BS
2015 Meng Ni, PhD
2014 Ravi B Parikh
2013 Jason Liebowitz
2012 Vivien Sun
2011 Mark Fitzgerald, BS
2010 Carolyn P. Horney, MS-IV
2009 Elizabeth Kwo, BA
2008 Shayna Rich
2007 Andrew D. McWilliams, MPH, MS-III
2006 Juliesa Pavon, MS-3
2005 Christopher Allen Jones, MS
2004 Thomasina Lynn Bailey
2003 Kathleen Tschantz Unroe
2002 Katherine S. Garman
2001 Joy E. Cuezze
2000 Amit A. Shah