Gerson-Sanders Award

Named in honor of Lowell Gerson and Arthur Sanders, leaders and pioneers in the championing of geriatric emergency care, the AGEM Gerson Sanders award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improving care for older adults in emergency medicine. 

Our 2017 recipient is Christopher Carpenter! This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improving care for older adults in emergency medicine. Dr. Carpenter is the current president of the Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (AGEM). He was instrumental in the formation of AGEM and has been a leader the ACEP Geriatric Section. He coauthored a chapter in the 2nd edition of New Frontiers in Geriatric Research that set a research agenda for geriatric emergency medicine. He developed geriatric ED guidelines and worked on the competencies for residents. In addition, he has helped develop geriatric EM in other countries. He is recognized as a true leader in the field. The Gerson-Sanders award, a fused glass art piece created by Francine Gerson (www.fusedglassbyfrancine.com) pictured below, will be presented to Chris at the annual AGS meeting.  

Carpenter and Family

The 2017 Award

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Previous Gerson-Sanders Award Winners