The Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation was established in 2016 to recognize the Yoshikawas’ years of dedicated service to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and the field of geriatrics.
The Yoshikawa Award recognizes exceptional contributions to clinical research addressing the health problems of older adults by an investigator who is actively involved in direct patient care and whose research has been published in JAGS.
The first annual Yoshikawa Award was presented at the 2017 AGS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
2017 Recipient – Sei Lee, MD, MAS
Dr. Lee is Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a Senior Scholar with the San Francisco VA Quality Scholars fellowship. He is a rising research leader in targeting health care for older adults. Dr. Lee devised the “Lee Index,” an innovative mortality prediction index for measuring function among older adults. Dr. Lee gave a plenary lecture on individualizing preventative care for older men and women during the 2017 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting.
Our sincere thanks to the award supporters:
Linda Hiddemen Barondess
|Mary Beth O’Connell
Mary Happel Palmer
Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa