February 13, 2013

Brown receives geriatric scientific achievement award

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brown_awardCynthia J. Brown, M.D., associate professor of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award.

The award recognizes outstanding achievement in clinical research addressing health-care problems of older adults by an investigator who is actively involved in direct patient care.

“The Society recognizes Brown’s dedication to improving hospital care for older adults with low mobility, her work to integrate geriatrics in medical school curriculum and to strengthen physician training in geriatrics, and her dedication to improving the health and wellbeing of all older people,” said Cathy Alessi, M.D., AGS president-elect.

Brown’s research focuses on mobility-related issues, particularly low mobility and falls in hospitalized older patients.

She earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed an internship and residency, including a year as chief resident, in the Primary Care Internal Medicine Program at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. Prior to joining UAB, Brown completed a fellowship in geriatrics and clinical epidemiology at Yale. She obtained a Master of Science in public health from UAB in 2006. Brown is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with a certification in geriatrics.

The award will be presented during the 2013 AGS Annual Meeting on May 4, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas.

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