The American Geriatrics Society presented Scott Vouri, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCGP, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, with a 2022 Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Award at the organization’s annual meeting in Orlando on May 13. The honor recognizes individuals whose original research reflects new and relevant insights in geriatrics and who are committed to a career in aging research. He is only the fifth pharmacist to receive the award out of more than 70 recipients.
“It is a great honor to receive this award, especially as a pharmacist in this multidisciplinary society,” Vouri said. “It validates that the evaluation of prescribing cascades is a clinically important research topic in the aging community, and I am thrilled to present my findings and further feedback to increasingly push the field forward.”
Vouri joined the UF College of Pharmacy in 2018 and has established a successful research program around medication prescribing and older adults. He and his research team use a variety of pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacovigilance and health-services research approaches to study geriatric patients and vulnerable populations. They aim to develop processes or interventions to translate their research into clinical practice and improve the safety and well-being of older adults.
The American Geriatrics Society Health in Aging Foundation New Investigator Award adds to a growing list of accolades Vouri has received as a pharmacist and early career scientist. In 2020, he was appointed to the U.S. Deprescribing Research Network Junior Investigative Intensive Program. Additionally, he was appointed to the American Geriatrics Society Editorial Board in 2021 and the American Geriatrics Society Research Methods Subcommittee in 2022. These programs have allowed him to build networks with aging researchers around the world and introduced additional methodological approaches to his research.