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The 2018 Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation was awarded to Heather E. Whitson, Associate Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology at the Duke University School of Medicine and Deputy Director at Duke’s Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.

First published May 2018, updated July 2022 Peter Sayer reports from the 2018 American Geriatrics Society annual scientific meeting, Orlando, Florida.   Dr Whitson also delivered a plenary presentation on individualising health and promoting resilience in medically complex older adults at the AGS. Her interest in improving care delivery systems to better serve older adults with complex health needs has contributed to the leading role Duke’s Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development has played in efforts to promote resilience to common €œlate-life stressors,€ such as surgery and sensory loss. Among several noteworthy highlights from a clinical and


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