The American Geriatrics Society presented its Edward Henderson Award to Robert Palmer, MD, MPH, the John Franklin Chair of Geriatrics and Director of the EVMS Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology. Dr. Palmer received the award and presented the Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecture at the society’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting May 15 in National Harbor, Md.
The society honored Dr. Palmer for his long-standing contributions to the field of geriatrics. He has attained international attention for research focused on health outcomes of hospitalization and interdisciplinary geriatric assessment in hospitals and emergency departments.
“Dr. Palmer’s research has helped to improve the quality of care for frail older adults who are or may be hospitalized and might otherwise face serious health complications,” explains AGS President Wayne C. McCormick, MD, MPH. “His recognition as Henderson Award recipient—and his lecture at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting—will help shed light on the increasing importance of keeping older adults healthy, safe, and engaged in the care process.”