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Brangman honored with the 2022 Edward Henderson Award for her research and clinical achievements by the American Geriatrics Society

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) celebrates Sharon A. Brangman, MD, FACP, AGSF as recipient of the 2022 Edward Henderson Award for her research and clinical achievements in geriatrics, particularly for her work in Alzheimer’s disease, hospice and palliative medicine, depression, and end of life care.

Brangman delivered the Society’s Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecture at the AGS 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS22) in Orlando this week.

Brangman is a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Upstate Medical University, and serves as director of the Upstate Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease

“Dr. Brangman has long been a prominent AGS leader. Currently, she is most focused on working toward a future of healthcare that is free of discrimination and bias,” noted AGS President Peter Hollmann, MD, AGSF. “She has helped us understand how destructive structural racism and ageism are, particularly within a health context, and through AGS, she works toward creating strategies our membership can use to counter these biases on behalf of older adults."

“I am honored to deliver the Henderson State-of-the-Art Lecture,” said Brangman. “My presentation will focus on the importance of including older adults who have historically been excluded or even exploited in medical research,” she noted. “I’m also excited about having the opportunity to share a model of community engagement that employs a community research liaison and a research accelerator to increase diversity aging in research.”

Like the geriatrician for whom her award is named, Brangman has selflessly shared her talent and energy with the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). She was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society for ten years and completed terms as Society President and Board Chair. She is also a past President of the Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs (ADGAP). Brangman currently serves as a member of the board of the Health in Aging Foundation.