Clinical Student Research Award

Laura Hatchman & Jessica Rizzuto

The Clinical Student Research Award is presented to undergraduate students in medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, pharmacy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy who have submitted exceptional research for presentation at the AGS Annual Scientific Meetings and who have embodied a promising future in geriatrics. This year, the AGS is pleased to present this award Laura Hatchman and Jessica Rizzuto. Laura Hatchman, a medical student at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, is dedicated to developing interventions to address the unique healthcare needs of underserved and impoverished older people in rural and urban settings. Ms. Hatchman is being recognized for her #AGS17 presentation on measurement of unobtrusive gait velocity in geriatrics outpatient clinics. Jessica Rizzuto is a second-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an MSTAR scholar. She received a Masters of Public Policy before starting medical school and has devoted her studies to racial disparities in healthcare, with particular emphasis on end of life care. Ms. Rizzuto presented her work on racial disparities in hospice care at #AGS17.

Past Recipients of the Clinician Student Research Award

2016      Margaret Puelle, BS
2015      Justin Yamamoto
2014      Julie Thai, MPH
              Lucille Brunker
2013      Nerissa Duchin
              Bianca Methvin
2012      Israel (Riley) Peña, Jr.
2011      Siobhan M. Case, BA, MS-II
2010      Cynthia So, BS, MSII
2009      Melissa M. Fish, MS-II
2008      Gina Fujikami, MSIV
2007      Priscilla Yee, MSIV