2012 T. Franklin Williams Scholar Recipients

Dr. C. Barrett Bowling, MD

“Reasons for the Excess Mortality and Functional Decline in Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease”

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. C. Barrett Bowling received an undergraduate degree in biology and medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then completed Internal Medicine residency and a Clinical Geriatric Medicine fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Bowling recently completed a Special Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics with the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Birmingham VA. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care and Investigator with the Birmingham/Atlanta GRECC. His research interests are related to the progression and complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in older adults. As a T. Franklin Williams Scholar he will be pursuing a research project that bridges nephrology and aging research by identifying unique risk factors for mortality and functional decline among older adults with CKD.

The recipient, selected by an academic selection committee composed of nationally prominent academic physicians, will receive two grants totaling $50,000 over a two-year period to supplement his Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) Award from the National Institute on Aging. His T. Franklin Williams Award is supported by the AGS Foundation for Health in Aging, the American Society of Nephrology, the Association of Specialty Professors and the Atlantic Philanthropies. Research findings are presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting at the conclusion of the recipient’s grant.


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