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|Dan Gilden Creative Investigator Award|
Dan Gilden Creative Investigator Award
Background & Purpose
Dan Gilden, CEO of JEN Associates, has led efforts for AAHCM to measure the value of home based primary care. Dan’s brilliance and successful ideas have broken barriers and have allowed AAHCM to publish and disseminate important results on the value of home-based medical care, leading CMS to revise their views on the high need, high cost group. It is AAHCM’s wish to support the same drive, dedication, and creativity Dan has modeled throughout his life, as an investigator.
Nominees and nominators do not need to be current AAHCM members, but should have experience in the field of home care medicine. Self-nominations are accepted. Evidence of creative investigation may include, but is not limited to, the following:
The nomination packet should consist of the following materials:
Nominations for this award are now closed.
An award plaque will be presented to the awardee at the October 2019 Annual Meeting. The awardee will also receive a $1000 monetary award, and a complimentary one-year membership.
The Awards Committee and Research Committee will establish a review panel consisted of members from each committee to review applications and select an award recipient.
2019 - Aaron Yao, PhD
Dr. Yao is a health policy researcher and Cheeloo Scholar Professor in the School of Medicine at Shandong University. He also holds part-time appointments at the Home-Centered Care Institute and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His research and educational program “Invisible Patients Global” exists to serve those invisible frail and homebound patients. It aims to improve the availability and quality of home health care in the United States and other nations. Dr. Yao was also an instrumental part in forming the World’s First Congress on Hospital at Home in Madrid, Spain.
2018 - Katherine Ornstein, PhD MPH
Katherine Ornstein, PhD MPH, is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, and the Institute for Translational Epidemiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her research, funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Palliative Care Research Center, focuses on caregiving over the course of serious illness through the end of life, the epidemiology of the homebound population, and home-based primary and palliative care. She continues to work to help better define, measure and describe the healthcare and caregiving needs of this growing and largely underserved and understudied population. She has conducted research with the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program for more than a decade and in 2018 became the Director of Research for Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Institute for Care Innovations at Home and the Mount Sinai at Home program within the Mount Sinai Health system. Katherine Ornstein’s impressive record of innovative, creative and critically important research builds on and reflects the legacy of Dan Gilden’s pioneering work in our field.
2017 - Sam Edwards, MD MPH
The inaugural Dan Gilden Creative Investigator Award was presented to Sam Edwards, MD MPH.
Sam Edwards is a general internist and health services researcher at the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Edwards’s research focuses on the role and function of primary care in health systems, with a focus on efforts to care for high needs individuals through VA Home Based Primary Care (HBPC). Dr. Edwards's work on the effectiveness of VA HBPC has been published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and has been presented at multiple national meetings, including as a plenary at the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Edwards has received a Career Development Award from the VA Health Services Research and Development service to continue research into understanding why, how and for whom HBPC is most effective, and to design and pilot an intervention to improve HBPC site performance.