AAGP Barry Lebowitz Early Career Scientist Award Kara Zivin, PhD

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  • (1888PressRelease) January 05, 2011 - Kara Zivin, PhD, has been named the 2010 Barry Lebowitz Early Career Scientist for her paper titled "Cost-related medication nonadherence among beneficiaries with depression following Medicare Part D.

    "Dr. Zivin is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry, and a Research Investigator with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center (SMITREC), HSR&D Center of Excellence, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her geriatric psychiatry research agenda focuses on how geriatric depression influences health and social outcomes, such as retirement and mortality, in late middle-aged and older adults.

    "I am honored to receive the AAGP Barry Lebowitz Early Career Scientist Award, truly a highlight in my career to date, and important recognition for an early career scientist," Dr. Zivin said. "I am grateful for the support that I have received from my mentors and colleagues in Michigan and Massachusetts, the Summer Research Institute in Geriatric Psychiatry, and AAGP, all of whom demonstrated their ongoing commitment to the career development of junior investigators."

    She added, "I look forward to the opportunity to continue to conduct high-quality, policy-relevant research that will improve the mental health and quality of life of older adults."

    Dr. Zivin will present her paper Saturday, March 6, during the Research Awards Paper Session, 2:45 pm-4:15 pm.

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