Penn Memory Center Co-Director Dr. Jason Karlawish was recently awarded the Barbara Bell, M.D., award by the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society (EPGS) at the EPGS Annual Meeting and Award Dinner.
The award, formed to honor the memory of Barbara Bell, is given to a physician “who has made significant contributions to the health and welfare of older adults, and who has improved the care of geriatric patients.”
Dr. Karlawish was recognized for this award due to his “tremendous investigative work in the development of Alzheimer’s disease treatments and diagnostics, informed consent, quality of life, and research and treatment decision-making,” according to a statement from EPGS.
Dr. Karlawish is a board-certified geriatrician who sees patients at PMC with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias or memory problems. As a professor of medicine, medical ethics and health policy, and neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Karlawish also conducts research that focuses on the neuroethics and policy of aging, investigating issues on the development of Alzheimer’s disease treatments and diagnostics, biomarker-based concepts of disease, informed consent, and quality of life.