Previous AGEM Annual Research Winners 

Annually, AGEM reviews all geriatric-oriented abstracts accepted for presentation at the SAEM annual meeting and recognizes the best overall geriatric EM abstract in three categories: medical student, trainee, and overall. Award recipients are ecognized at the AGEM annual business meeting held in conjunction with the SAEM annual meeting each May. Winners receive an annual membership to SAEM for a medical student they designate. One individual is also recognized with the Sustained Excellence in Geriatric Emergency Medicine Research Award.

2017 Award Recipients 

AGEM Sustained Excellence in Geriatric Emergency Medicine Research

Jin Han

Best Overall Geriatric EM Abstract

Dr. Sarah Arias, "Patient and Visit Characteristics for Older Adults with Suicidal Ideation or Behavior in the Emergency Department.” Brown University/Butler Hospital

Best Resident/Fellow Geriatric EM Abstract

Dr. Christina Thorngren, “Applying Age Adjusted D-Dimers for Pulmonary Embolus Across a Hospital Network.” University of Texas Dell Medical School

Best Medical Student Geriatric EM Abstract

Sarah A. Levy, “Depression Screening for Older Adults in the Emergency Department.” Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

2016 Award Recipients 

Best Overall Geriatric EM Abstract

Jin H. Han, “Delirium in the Emergency Department and Its Extension into Hospitalization (DELINEATE) Study: Effect on 6-month Functional Status and Cognition.” Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Best Resident/Fellow Geriatric EM Abstract

Sabrina Rahman, “Efficacy of a Clinical Decision Unit in Avoiding 30-Day Hospital Readmission of Geriatric Patients.” Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Best Medical Student Geriatric EM Abstract

Sarah A. Levy, “Depression Screening for Older Adults in the Emergency Department.” Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

2015 Award Recipients 

Best Overall Geriatric EM Abstract

Scott M. Dresden, MD, MS, “GEDI WISE: Comparative Effectiveness of ED Based Geriatric Nurse Liaison Intervention in Preventing Hospitalization for Geriatric ED patients.” Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Best Trainee Geriatric EM Abstract

Tony Rosen, MD, MPH, “Empowering Emergency Medical Services Personnel to Identify and Report Vulnerable Older Adults: EMS Provider Perspectives.” Division of Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Best Medical Student Geriatric EM Abstract

Christopher Reisig, MA, “Describing Injuries in Geriatric Patients: Development of a Comprehensive Taxonomy for Research and Practice." Division of Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

2014 Award Recipients 

Best Overall Geriatric EM Abstract

 Jin H. Han, MD, MSc, "The Relationship between a Chief Complaint of "Altered Mental Status" and Delirium in Older Emergency Department Patients." Vanderbilt University

Best Trainee Geriatric EM Abstract

Tony Rosen, MD, MPH, "Injury Patterns in Physical Elder Abuse: Secondary Analysis of a Cohort of Victims Presenting to the Emergency Department." Emergency Medicine Residency, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Best Medical Student Geriatric EM Abstract

Katherine M. Hunold, BSPH, "Ambulance Transport Rates for Older vs. Younger Adults after Motor Vehicle Collision: a Statewide Population-Based Study." University of Virginia