T. Franklin Williams Research Scholars Award

Each year, this award supported one academic geriatrician conducting research on older adults via sub-specialists of internal medicine. The T. Franklin Williams Award was offered in collaboration with the Association for Subspecialty Professors (ASP), and was supported by a generous grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies. From 2012-2015, it also served as a companion to the National Institute on Aging GEMSSTAR Program.

T. Franklin Williams Award Program (2006 - 2010)

The T. Franklin Williams Award provided project support over two years to a junior faculty geriatrician conducting research in collaboration with a sub-specialist of internal medicine in a sub-specialty related to the care of older adults. The award was intended to support the academic career development of a promising geriatrics physician-scientist.

T. Franklin Williams/GEMSSTAR Research Scholars Award (2012 - 2015)

From 2012 to 2015, the T. Franklin Williams Award was a companion grant program to the National Institute on Aging RO3 Award Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) Program. GEMSSTAR awards support early-career physicians trained in medical and surgical subspecialties, with the goal of helping researchers establish a research track record in the field of geriatrics.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2015
    Nancy Schoenborn, MD (Johns Hopkins University)
    Understanding Older Adults' Perspectives on How to Incorporate Life Expectancy in Cancer Screening
  • 2014
    Juliessa M. Pavon, MD (Duke University)
    Adherence to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guidelines in hospitalized elders            
  • 2013
    Nahid Rianon, MD (University of Texas at Houston)
    Feasibility of Recruiting Older Adults to Investigate effects of ACEI on Bone
  • 2012
    C. Barrett Bowling, MD (Emory University)
    Reasons for the Excess Mortality and Functional Decline in Older Adults with CKD
  • 2010
    Kellie Campbell, MD (University of Chicago)
    Referral Patterns and Associated Clinical Outcomes for Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease
  • 2009
    Peter Abadir, MD (Johns Hopkins University)
    Age Related Change in Angiotension Receptors and its Contribution to Chronic Inflammation
  • 2008
    George C. Wang, MD (Johns Hopkins University)
    Immunologic Dysregulations and Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Frailty of Old Age: The Role of CMV Infection
  • 2007
    Kathryn J. Eubank, MD (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas)
    Effective Medication Management in Older Hospitalized Patients
  • 2006
    Diana Kerwin, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
    The Association Between Body Mass, Body Fat Distribution and Vascular Risk Factors on Functional MRI and Cognitive Performance in Postmenopausal Women
  • 2005
    Lona Mody, MD (University of Michigan)
    Antimicrobial Resistance In Nursing Homes: Implications For Indwelling Device Use