American Geriatrics Society Clinical Student Research Award

By Maja Gawronska

Justin Yamamoto, a participant in our Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) and a medical student from the University of Hawaii John Burns School of Medicine, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Geriatrics Society Clinical Student Research Award. Justin was awarded for his work conducted under the mentorship of Deborah Kado, MD, MS, associate professor in the UC San Diego Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine. His poster is titled “Trunk Lean Mass and Its Association with Three Measures of Kyphosis in Older Community Dwelling Persons.”

This award is presented to undergraduate students who submit the most outstanding student abstract. Justin was the only student to receive this honor in 2015. The award was presented during the 2015 AGS annual meeting in May in National Harbor, Maryland.

The American Geriatrics Society is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.