Mary D. Naylor, Ph.D., the Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology and Director of the New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, has won the 2016 Distinguished Investigator Award from AcademyHealth. Dr. Naylor, an AHRQ grantee and member of the agency’s National Advisory Council, was honored this month at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting in Boston. The Distinguished Investigator Award recognizes investigators who have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of health services research through scholarship, teaching, advancement of science and methods and leadership. Dr. Naylor is architect of the Transitional Care Model, an evidence-based care management approach designed to improve the quality of care, decrease unnecessary hospitalizations and reduce health care costs for vulnerable community-based older adults. Dr. Naylor was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2005.
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