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2008 Scholars

2008 CoverSteven 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