UME/GME Program Resources

Aging

As the first wave of baby-boomers turns 65, there is a shortage of geriatricians trained to care for them. Because of the shortage, an elderly patient will go to his or her specialists for most of their medical needs. Unfortunately, most specialists are not trained to care for the geriatric patient.

Understanding this problem, ASP developed two initiatives to educate and prepare specialists to care for elderly patients. Through the T. Franklin Williams Scholars Program and the Integrating Geriatrics into the Specialties of Internal Medicine projects, ASP aims to embed geriatrics and gerontology into the specialties of internal medicine.

ASP Aging Project

The Association of Specialty Professors (ASP) began the "Integrating Geriatrics into the Specialties of Internal Medicine: Moving Forward from Awareness to Action" project after receiving a generous $2.6 million grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation. ASP received additional support ($250,000 for the project from Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc.

The four-year project seeks to achieve the goal of embedding geriatrics and gerontology into the specialties of internal medicine by:

  • Expanding research efforts through National Institutes of Health meetings
  • Continued professional development of T. Franklin Williams Scholars
  • Putting resources to work constructively

Past NIH Meetings

  • 2014 ASP Aging Research for Junior Faculty Workshop
  • ASP Workshop on Wound Repair and Healing in Older Adults
  • 2013 ASP Aging Research for Junior Faculty Workshop
  • ASP Workshop on Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults

Special Interest Groups' Quarterly Calls

As part of a generous grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation to support ASP's "Integrating Geriatrics into the Specialties of Internal Medicine: Moving Forward from Awareness to Action" project, ASP holds quarterly conference calls with members of geriatric special interest groups within 11 specialties of internal medicine.

To date ASP has held three conference calls featuring individuals who have had success in developing education initiatives emphasizing geriatric components of medical education. If you would like to be included in future quarterly conference calls or have questions about the Integrating Geriatrics project, please contact ASP Grants Assistant Catherine M. Scott at cscott@im.org.

Conference Call 

Spring Conference Call featured Brent C. Williams, MD, Teresita Hogan, MD, and Roseanne Leipzig's, MD, successes in identifying geriatric competencies and integrating those competencies into educational material for members of the respective specialty societies.

Summer Conference Call featured the successes Karen E. Hall, MD, Sita Chokhavatia, MD, and Richard Saad, MD, have had in integrating geriatric competencies into fellowship curriculums and curriculum resources.

Fall Conference Call featured discussion led by Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD, regarding possible research tools and resources available from the American Geriatrics Society. Also Kevin P. High, MD, led a discussion on possible collaborations with ASP.

Resources

Free Medical eBook: Biological Basis of Geriatric Oncology
By: Lodovico Balducci (Editor), Martine Extermann (Editor)

Incorporating Competencies Focused on the Older Population into the Fellowship Curriculum: An ASP How-To Guide
In an effort to promote the development of geriatric special interest groups within the specialty societies of internal medicine and tofoster geriatric education initiatives, ASP developed a curriculum overview. ASP has assembled a “How-To Guide” that provides methods for incorporating competencies pertaining to the elderly into the fellowship curricula.

Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce
In Chicago, IL, on May 7, 2009, a group of 53 medical educators representing many United States Certification Boards, Residency Review Committees, and Medical Societies, met to review and approve a White Paper intended to promote Recommendation 4.2 of the IOM report of Apr. 14, 2008: “Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce”. This white paper proposes that all ABMS Member Boards whose Diplomates participate in the care of the elderly patient select the floor competencies enumerated by the AAMC that apply to their specialty and add or subtract those completed during their trainees’ initial (“intern”) year and then define those needed in subsequent years of residency and ultimate practice. This would then fulfill the requirements of Recommendation 4.2 above.

T. Franklin Williams Scholars Program

Through strong partnerships with specialty societies and the generous commitment of the Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc., and support of The John A. Hartford Foundation, ASP developed a research award program to build a workforce prepared to care for the growing population of older individuals. Designed for specialists in the early years of their first faculty appointment, ASP partners with 12 internal medicine specialty societies to offer the Williams awards in 12 specialties, including general internal medicine. Since 2003, the T. Franklin Williams Scholars Program has supported more than 100 awards to internal medicine junior faculty specialists.

The T. Franklin Williams Scholars program support for funding professional development plan ended in 2015. AAIM encourages GEMSSTAR applicants to contact the specialty society relevant to your research to receive information on other funding opportunities to support a professional development plan.

2015 Scholars

Robert Burke, MD
Denver VA Medical Center
“Improving the Outcomes of Older Adults Discharged to Post-Acute Care Facilities after Hospitalization”
AAIM-ASP-Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) GEMSSTAR Career Development Award

Nancy Schoenborn, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
“Understanding Older Adults' Perspectives on How to Incorporate Life Expectancy in Cancer Screening”
AAIM-ASP- American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Foundation for Health in Aging Award

Rasheeda K. Hall, MD, MBA, MHS
Duke University
“Improving Quality of Life Measurement in Older Dialysis Patients”
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Foundation for Kidney Research-AAIM Junior Development Grant in Geriatric Nephrology

Lauren E. Ferrante, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
“Critical Illness, Disability, and Vulnerability in Older Persons”
American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation/ AAIM-ASP Career Development Award in Geriatrics

Joanna M. Schaenman, MD, PhD
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Evaluation of T Cell Immune Function Impairment in Elderly Solid Organ Transplant Recipients”
AAIM-ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

The TFWS program would also like to congratulate the 2015 Jahnigen Career Development Awardees: Nancy Schoenborn, MD, and Miles Berger, MD, PhD.

2014 Scholars

Richard H. Lee, MD
Duke University
Metabolomics of Low-Trauma Fracture among Older Women with Diabetes
American Diabetes Association (ADA) – AAIM-ASP Young Investigator Innovation Award in Geriatric Endocrinology

Juliessa M. Pavon, MD
Duke University
Adherence to Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Guidelines in Hospitalized Elders
AAIM-ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Award Society of Hospital Medicine-AAIM-ASP Career Development Award

Avelino Catalino Verceles, MD (2013 GEMSSTAR recipient)
University Of Maryland Baltimore
The Multimodal Rehabilitation of Older Ventilated Survivors Of Critical Illness
AAIM-ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Award

2013 Scholars

John A. Dodson, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
“Determinants Of Fall-Related Bleeding Among Older Adults With Atrial Fibrillation”
American College of Cardiology Foundation /AAIM-ASP Career Development Award in Geriatrics

William Fischer, MD
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
"The Effect Of Aging On Laiv Replication In Human Nasal Epithelial Cells"
AAIM-ASP – Infectious Disease Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Jennifer C. Lai, MD
University of California San Francisco
“Global Functional Status In The Older Liver Transplant Candidate”
American College of Gastroenterology/AAIM-ASP Career Development Award in Geriatrics

Kasia Joanna Lipska, MD
Yale University
“Toward Personalized Diabetes Care: Understanding Hypoglycemia In Older Adults”
American Diabetes Association – AAIM-ASP Young Investigator Innovation Award in Geriatric Endocrinology

Rebecca Manno, MD
Johns Hopkins University
“The Press Era: Protein & Resistance Exercise Supplement Study For Elderly With Ra”
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation – AAIM-ASP Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

Nahid Jamal Rianon, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston
“Effects Of Ace Inhibitor (Acei) Use On Bone Turnover In Humans: A Clinical Trial”
AAIM-ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Award

2012 Scholars

Robert M. Blanton, MD
Tufts Medical Center
“Cardiac Myocyte-Specific Roll of PKGIα in Aging-Dependent Cardiac Remodeling”
American College of Cardiology Foundation /ASP Career Development Award in Geriatrics

C. Barrett Bowling, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
“Reasons for the Excess Mortality and Functional Decline in Older Adults with CKD”
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) – ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology and ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Award

Una Makris, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
“Restricting Back Pain in Community-Living Older Persons: A Mixed-Methods Approach”
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

David Van Duin, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
“Dectin-IL-17 Axis, Candidemia, and Aging”
ASP-Infectious Disease Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

2011 Scholars

Markus Bitzer, MD
University of Michigan
“MicroRNA-21 in Renal Aging”
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

Robin Jump, MD
Case Western Reserve University
Colonization Resistance and Older Adults Vulnerability to C. Difficile Infection
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Alok Kapoor, MD
Boston Medical Center
“Older Adult Safety in Surgery (OASIS)”
Society of Hospital Medicine-ASP Career Development Award

Adam T Whaley Connell, DO
University of Missouri-Columbia
“The Role of Angiotensin II on mTOR mediated Tubulointerstitial Fibrosis”
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

2010 Scholars

Kellie Hunter Campbell, MD
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
"Referral Patterns and Associated Clinical Outcomes for Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease"
ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Award

Jessica Chia, MD
Duke University School of Medicine
"Role of Aging and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Fibrosis"
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians Geriatric Development Research Award

Seong H. Cho, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
"Age-Related Differences in Inflammatory Mechanisms of Chronic Rhinosinusitis"
ASP-American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Geriatrics Development Initiative Junior Faculty Development Award

Vera Luther, MD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
"Critical Physician Decision Factors Influencing Appropriate Antimicrobial Prescribing in the Hospitalized Elderly"
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Una E. Makris, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
"Epidemiology of Restricting Back Pain in Older Adults"
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

Alexander K. Smith, MD
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
"Palliative Concerns of Frail Elders from Diverse Communities"
Society of General Internal Medicine-Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine-ASP T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award in Geriatrics

Michael E. Widlansky, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
"Effect of a Combined Pedometer/Computerized Feedback Intervention on Vascular and Left Ventricle Function in Older Adults"
ASP-American Heart Association Career Development Award in Geriatric Cardiology

2009 Scholars

Peter M. Abadir, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
“Age-Related Change in Angiotensin Receptors and its Contribution to Chronic Inflammation”
ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Award

Kathleen M. Akgun, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
“Aging and Critical Illness in HIV Infected Patients”
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians Geriatric Development Research Award

Alison Huang, MD
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
“The Impact of Urogenital Aging on Functioning and Wellbeing in Women”
Society of General Internal Medicine-Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine-ASP T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award in Geriatrics

Danelle F. James, MD
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
“Age-Related Differences in Immunomodulatory Therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia”
The American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation-ASP Young Investigator Award in Geriatric Oncology

Eswar Krishnan, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
“Does Frailty in Old Age Amplify Glucocorticoid Toxicity?”
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

Rohit Loomba, MD
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
“Sex-Specific Effect of Alcohol and Obesity and Adipocytokines in Geriatric Fatty Liver Disease in a Prospective Population-Based Cohort: Rancho Bernardo Study”
American Gastroenterological Association Foundation-Sucampo-ASP Designated Research Award in Geriatric Gastroenterology

Sharmilee Nyenhuis, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
“Identification and Impact of Age-Related Changes in Neutrophils During an Asthma Exacerbation”
ASP-American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Geriatrics Development Initiative Junior Faculty Development Award

Peter P. Reese, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
“Predictors of Mortality Among Older Renal Transplant Candidates and Recipients: Implications for Organ Allocation Policy in the United States”
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

Erik B. Schelbert, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
“Risk Stratification with Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance”
ASP-American Heart Association Career Development Award in Geriatric Cardiology

John M. Stafford, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
“Hyperglycemia as a Driver of Altered High-Density Lipoprotein Metabolism After Menopause”
American Diabetes Association-ASP Young Investigator Innovation Award in Geriatric Endocrinology

H. Keipp Talbot, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
“Influenza Vaccine Immunologic Correlates” 
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

2008 Scholars

Steven G. Coca, DO
Yale University School of Medicine
“Effect of Acute Kidney Injury on Long-Term Kidney Function in Eldlery Patients”
American society of Nephrology-ASP
Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

Elizabeth Haney, MD
Oregon Health and Science University
School of Medicine
“Bone Turnover and Bone Loss Among Older Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Users”
Society of General Internal Medicine - Association of Chiefs of General Internal
Medicine-ASP T. Franklin Williams
Scholars Award in Geriatrics

Jeffrey C. Horowitz, MD
University of Michigan Medical School
"Myofibroblast Fate Determination by Extracellular Matrix Evaluations "
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American
College of Chest Physicians Geriatric
Development Research Award

Kim M. Huffman, MD, PhD
Duke University School of Medicine
“Mechanism of Insulin Resistance in Older Individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis"
American College of Rheumatology Research
Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career
Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

Joachim H. Ix, MD
University of California, San Diego
School of Medicine
“Fetuin-A, Adioposity, and Incident Diabetes in Older Persons"
American Diabetes Association-ASP
Young Investigator Innovation Award in Geriatric Endocrinology

Shirley F. Jones, MD
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
“Understanding the Relationship between Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, and Intensive Care Unit Delirium"
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American
College of Chest Physicians Geriatric
Development Research Award

Heidi D. Klepin, MD
Wake Forest University
School of Medicine
“Functional and Cognitive Assessment in Older Adults with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia"
American Society of Hematology-ASP
Geriatric Hematology Research Award

Amie L. Meditz, MD
Unviersity of Colorado
School of Medicine
“Influence of Sex Steroids and Aging on HIV-1 Chemokine Coreceptor Expression in Women"
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Lisa M. Nanovic, DO
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
"Effect of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors on Aortic Stiffness in Elderly Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease"
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

Richard J. Saad, MD
University of Michigan Medical School
"The Differences in Physiologic Mechanisms Underlying Chronic Constipation in Elderly Versus Younger Adults with Constipation"
American Gastroenterological Association
Foundation-Sucampo-ASP Designated Research
Award in Geriatric Gastroenterology

Carla R. Scanzello, MD, PhD
Rush Medical College of Rush University
"Age-Associated Matrix Alteration and Inflammation in Idiopathic Knee Osteoarthritis"
American College of Rheumatology Research and
Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development
Award in Geriatric Medicine

George C. Wang, MD
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
"Immunology Dysregulations and Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Frailty of Older Age: The Role of Chronic Cytomegalovirus Infection"
ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Award

2007 Scholars

Neena S. Abraham, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
“Shared Decision-Making for NSAID and Cardio-protective Drug Prescription among Older Adults”
American Gastroenterological Association Foundation-Sucampo- ASP Designated Research Award in Geriatric Gastroenterology

Lauren Brett Caram, MD
Duke University School of Medicine
“Prospective Respiratory Epidemiologic Surveillance Study: Viral Infections in a Long-Term Care Facility Population”
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Harold R. Collard, MD
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine
“Dyspnea in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians GeriatricDevelopment Research Award

Kathryn J. Eubank, MD
University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center at Dallas
“Effective Medication Management in Older Hospitalized Patients”
ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Award

Carlos A. V. Fragoso, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
“Establishing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Older Persons”
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians Geriatric Development Research Award

Manisha Juthani-Mehta, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
“Defining Urinary Tract Infection in Nursing Home Residents”
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Tuhina Neogi, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
“Bone Attrition in Osteoarthritis: Interplay of Cartilage Loss, Malalignment, and Bone Density”
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

Jia Ruan, MD, PhD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
“Targeting Tumor Angiogenesis in Mantle Cell Lymphoma”
American Society of Clinical Oncology- ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

Mara A. Schonberg, MD
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
“The Psychological Impact and Decision- Making of Older Women after an Abnormal Mammogram”
Society of General Internal Medicine- Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine ASP T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award in Geriatrics

Andrew M. Smith, MD
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
“Asthma Risk Factors and Quality of Life in Elderly Adults”
ASP-American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Geriatrics Development Initiative Junior Faculty Development Award

Brian L. Stauffer, MD
University of Colorado
School of Medicine
“Metabolic Syndrome and Endothelial t-PA Release in Older Adults”
Society of Geriatric Cardiology-ASP-American Heart Association Career Development Award in Geriatric Cardiology

Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
“Evaluating Performance Measurement in Older Clinically Complex Patients”
Society of General Internal Medicine- Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine ASP T. Franklin Williams Scholars Award in Geriatrics

2006 Scholars

Christopher J. Crnich, MD
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
“Group-Level Determinants of Antimicrobial Resistance in Nursing Homes”
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America
Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Erica L. Hartmann, MD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
“Impact of an Exercise Program on Physical Function and Quality of Life in Aging Candidates for Renal Transplantation”
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

Diana R. Kerwin, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
“The Association Between Body Mass, Body Fat Distribution, and Vascular Risk Factors on Functional MRI and Cognitive Performance in Postmenopausal Women”
ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation forHealth in Aging Award

Ritu S. Pabby, MD
Allegheny General Hospital
“Association between Cytokine Genotype Polymorphisms and Severity of RSV-Induced Illness in the Elderly”
ASP-American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Geriatrics Development Initiative Junior Faculty Development Award

William H. Robinson, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
“Proteomic Analysis of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Geriatric Population”
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development Award inGeriatric Medicine

David M. Seo, MD
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller
School of Medicine
“Identifying Novel Blood Biomarkers for Coronary Heart Disease in the Elderly”
Society of Geriatric Cardiology ASP- American Heart Association Career Development Award in Geriatric Cardiology

Renee D. Stapleton, MD
University of Vermont College of Medicine
“Disease-Specific and Long-Term Survival in Older Adults after In-Hospital CPR”
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the AmericanCollege of Chest Physicians Geriatric Development Research Award

Lesley A. Stevens, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine
“Accuracy and Reliability of GFR Measurement in the Elderly”
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

William W. Tse, MD
University of Colorado
School of Medicine
“Biological and Clinical Study of AF1Q Gene in AML”
American Society of Clinical Oncology ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Oncology

Allen S. Yang, MD, PhD
Keck School of Medicine at the
University of Southern California
“Clinical Applications of DNA Methylation Changes in Myelodysplastic Syndrome”
American Society of Clinical Oncology ASP Junior Career Development Award inGeriatric Oncology

2005 Scholars

Adrian F. Hernandez, MD
Duke University School of Medicine
“Heart Failure and Major Noncardiac Surgery”
Society of Geriatric Cardiology-ASP-American
Heart Association Career Development Award in Geriatric Cardiology

Arti Hurria, MD
City of Hope National Medical Center
“Development of a Cancer-Specific Geriatric Assessment”
American Society of Clinical Oncology-ASP
Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Oncology

Sameer K. Mathur, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
“Effects of Atopy and Immunosenescence on Regulation of T-cell Activity”
ASP-American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Geriatric Development Initiative
Junior Faculty Development Award

Reena Mehra, MD
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
“Sleep Disordered-Breathing and Cardiac Arrhythmia Associations with Alcohol Use and Dependence in Elderly Men”
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians Geriatric Development Research Award

Lona Mody, MD
University of Michigan Medical School
“Antimicrobial Resistance in Nursing Homes: Implications for Indwelling Device Use”
ASP-American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging Award

Tracy Nguyen-Oghalai, MD
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
“The Impact of Arthritis on Stroke Recovery”
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

Veena Ranganath, MD
Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
“Characteristics and Outcomes in Sero-Positive Late-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients who Start a New Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug”
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

Mark A. Swidler, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
“Characterization of Frailty in Older Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease on Dialysis: Correlations with Disability and Inflammation”
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

Stephen G. Weber, MD
University of Chicago
Pritzker School of Medicine
“Antimicrobial Resistance and Functional Status in Hospitalized Elderly Patients”
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

2004 Scholars

Maureen K. Bolon, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine
"Improving Antimicrobial Use and Associated Outcomes among the Elderly Hospitalized Population"
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Manjula Kurella-Tamura, MD
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
"Cognitive Function in Elderly Persons with Chronic Kidney Disease"
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

Lee E. Morrow, MD
Creighton University School of Medicine
"A Multidisciplinary Intervention to Optimize the Recovery of Elderly Patients Hospitalized with Community Acquired Pneumonia"
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians Geriatric Development Research Award

Cathy A. Petti, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine
"Prosthetic Joint Infections in the Elderly: Laboratory Detection and Management"
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Rajagopal V. Sekhar, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
"The Effect of Type-2 Diabetes and Aging on Glutathione Synthesis and Oxidative Stress"
American Diabetes Association-ASP Young Investigator Innovation Award in Geriatric Endocrinology

Eric S. White, MD
University of Michigan Medical School
"The Role of Fibronectin in Pulmonary Fibrosis"
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians Geriatric Development Research Award

Wolfgang C. Winkelymayer, MD
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
"Cardiovascular Medication Use in Elderly Dialysis Patients"
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

2003 Scholars

Michele Basche, MD
University of Colorado
School of Medicine
"A Phase I/II Clinical Trial of Capecitabine with Oxaliplatin in Patients 70 Years of Age or Older with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer"
American Society of Clinical Oncology-ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Oncology

Paula Busse, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
"The Role of Chronic Allergen Exposure on the Expression of the Major Mucus Producing Gene in the Airways, MUC05AC, in Older Mice, and Development of a Murine Model of Elderly-Onset Atopic Asthma"
ASP-American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Geriatric Development Initiative Junior Faculty Development Award

Annette Chang, MD
University of Michigan Medical School
"Effect of Age on Hepatic Glucose Production and Beta Cell Function"
American Diabetes Association-ASP Young Investigator Innovation Award in Geriatric Endocrinology

Brian K. Gehlbach, MD
University of Chicago
Pritzker School of Medicine
"Predicting Functional Decline and the Need for Long-Term Care in Elderly Critically Ill Patients"
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians Geriatric Development Research Award

Karen E. Hansen, MD
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
"Hypovitaminosis D in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence and Benefits of Vitamin D3 Therapy"
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

Anthony M. Reginato, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
"Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein 5 (LRP5) Mutations in Patients with Low Bone Mass, a Risk Factor for Osteoporosis"
American college of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

Jonathan Segal, MD
University of Michigan Medical School
"Reducing the Vascular Access Morbidity for Elderly Patients on Hemodialysis"
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

Albert Shaw, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
"Effects of Mutations in APP and Presenilin Associated with Alzheimer's Disease on Lymphocyte Development and Function"
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Mark Unruh, MD
University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine
"Sleep and Function: Influences of Aging and Kidney Failure"
American Society of Nephrology-ASP Junior Development Award in Geriatric Nephrology

Susan J. Zieman, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
"The Effect of Vascular Stiffness on Endothelial Function"
ASP-Society of Geriatric Cardiology Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine

2002 Scholars

Keith S. Kaye, MD
Wayne State University
School of Medicine
"Patient Safety and Hospital-Acquired Infections in the Elderly"
ASP-Infectious Diseases Society of America Young Investigator Award in Geriatrics

Margaret Pisani, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
"The Contribution of Psychoactive Drug Use in Poor Outcomes in Older Intensive Care Unit Patients"
ASP-CHEST Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians Geriatric Development Research Award

Carol Saltoun, MD
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
"Improving Asthma Care in the Low-Income Elderly"
ASP-American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Geriatric Development Initiative Award

Najia Shakoor, MD
Rush Medical College of Rush University
"Muscle Strength, Propioception, and Dynamic Joint Loading in the Aging Knee"
American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation-ASP Junior Career Development Award in Geriatric Medicine