Congratulations to Dr. Tony Rosen, MD ’10, who was recently awarded the Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76) for his groundbreaking research to recognize elder abuse. Dr. Rosen completed medical school and his residency at Weill Cornell Medicine, and is now an Emergency Medicine faculty member.
The Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging is a competitive $800K grant sponsored by the National Institute on Aging intended to develop of a cadre of talented scientists prepared and willing to take an active leadership role in transformative change that will lead to improved health care outcomes.
Elder abuse is common, has serious health consequences, and is associated with billions of dollars of health care costs - yet it is under-recognized by health care providers and infrequently reported to the authorities. Dr. Rosen’s proposal is to use comprehensive analysis of the injury patterns and forensic biomarkers from victims of physical elder abuse and a comparison to injuries from unintentional falls in the Emergency Department to improve understanding of the phenomenon and increase the ability of emergency and other health care providers to identify, report, and intervene.
To read more about this prestigious award, please visit http://www.afar.org/research/funding/beeson/
Congratulations, Dr. Rosen!