2024 Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator Of The Year Award

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Signup Deadline: 12-01-2023



This award will be given to an outstanding clinician educator junior faculty member (Assistant Professor/Instructor) for an impressive body of work in geriatric education.


This award is targeted to an AGS member clinician educator track junior faculty (Assistant Professors/Instructors) who are in the career development stage of their professional experience, and who have made a significant contribution to the education and training of students/trainees in geriatrics and 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; and
  • 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.

Nomination Process

The nomination should consist of a primary letter of nomination outlining the candidate's contributions as written by another educator who is familiar with the candidate's work and should include any involvement in the AGS. The application must include the candidate's biosketch (NIH-style, 4 pages maximum) and a mentoring table/summary and one supporting letter of recommendation (limited to 1 page). Nominations will be reviewed and the awardee selected by the Awards Committee of the AGS.

Please provide 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.


To recognize his/her outstanding achievement, the awardee will receive a letter documenting the award and an award certificate.

Past Recipients Of The Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator Of The Year Award

2023      Jennifer Outlett, MD
2022      Norka Quillatupa, MD
2021      Pei Chen, MD
2020      Nina Blachman, MD, MHPE
2019      Skotti Church, MD
2018      Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH
2017      Kristen Thornton, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, CWSP
2016      Jessica Colburn, MD
2015      Shaida Talebreza Brandon, MD
2014      Danelle Cayea, MD, MS
2013      Manuel Eskildsen, MD, MPH, CMD


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