Recognition and Publications
Dr. Siu has served on two study sections (1988-92 and 1996-2000, including chairing one study section [Clinical Aging Review Section], the NIA Council (2005- ), the AHCPR Council (1994-96), advisory boards of the Brookdale Foundation (Medical Advisory Board 1993-98 and Senior Fellow 1999-2001), and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2001-). In New York City "community" of geriatricians and gerontologists, he has served as a Board Member of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the International Longevity Center, and Senior Health Partners (a PACE program), and he has served on a board committee of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
Across 3 institutions, Dr. Siu has served as a mentor to investigators in aging. In the last ten years, he has served as a mentor to twelve faculty the vast majority of whom have been in aging. These mentees have been the recipients of twelve career development awards (1 Brookdale Fellowship, 2 Pfizer/AGS Fellowships, 2 Hoar Fellowships from the New York Academy of Medicine, 1 K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award from the NIA and 1 from AHRQ, 1 Beeson Scholar, 1 Geriatrics Academic Award, 2 RWJ Generalist Physician Scholars, 1 Franklin T. Williams Scholar, and 1 VA Research Career Development Award) during their period of mentoring. Six of the individuals on this list are active research mentees. Of the remaining six, three are funded independent investigators and two hold leadership roles as clinician educators.
Dr. Morrison has developed a local, national, and international reputation in clinical research. In 2000, Dr. Morrison was one of 2 Mount Sinai faculty members recognized by the Faculty Council to receive its inaugural Faculty Council Award. These awards, now given annually, recognize 2 faculty members for excellence in clinical and basic science research. In September of 2002, Dr. Morrison was invested as the first Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Care at the Icahn School of Medicine. As recognition of his research and leadership contributions, Dr. Morrison was asked by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine to establish and chair a research task force for the organization and subsequently was asked to chair the inaugural research committee. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors for that organization. In 2004, he was a member of the planning committee of the NIH State of the Science Conference on End-of-Life Care and was one of the invited experts who presented at the conference. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Palliative Medicine, the editorial board of Palliative Medicine (U.K.), the scientific advisory board of the Brookdale National Fellowship Program, and recently edited (with Dr. Meier) the first textbook on Geriatric Palliative Care by Oxford University Press.
Dr. Meier is the recipient numerous awards, including the National Institute on Aging Academic Award, the Open Society Institute Faculty Scholar's Award of the Project on Death in America, and the Alexander Richman Commemorative Award for Humanism in Medicine. She has published extensively in all major peer-reviewed medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. She has also contributed to over 20 books on the subject of geriatrics and palliative care. As a leading figure in the field of palliative care, Dr. Meier was featured prominently in the Bill Moyers series, On Their Own Terms, a four-part documentary aired on PBS.
Dr. Leipzig was the recipient of one of the first Brookdale National Fellowships in Geriatric Medicine and was also named one of the first Joy McCann Scholars for exemplary leadership and mentorship in medical education. She has received numerous awards for her work including the American College of Physicians Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award, the ACP-New York Laureate Award, and the Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region award for excellence as a clinician-teacher She is also nationally recognized as a leader in Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology.