Gail M. Sullivan, MD, MPH, AGSF
Dr. Sullivan is Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Education, and Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Dr. Sullivan is a committed and highly competent supporter for geriatrics education. At the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and earlier at Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Sullivan has built curriculums from the ground up proposing, expanding, and evaluating geriatric medicine training for medical students, residents and practicing physicians. To achieve this training, Dr. Sullivan developed syllabus readings, clinical practices, conferences, and assessment materials. Her work has set the standard for nationally acclaimed educational competencies in the field.
?Dr. Sullivan is an accomplished physician and exemplary teacher,? said C. Seth Landefeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama. ?She is an extraordinary role model and an inspiration to geriatrics professionals across the country who seek careers as educators.?
Dr. Sullivan united with the AGS in 1985 and has been on the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society editorial board since 1998. For the most recent editions, Dr. Sullivan served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the AGS Geriatrics Review Syllabus and was an Associate Question Editor for 3 earlier editions as well.
In June 2010, Dr. Sullivan obtained the title of the first Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. This is the first journal focusing on graduate medical education research.
Dr. Sullivan is the recipient of the 2013 Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award. This distinguished award is given yearly to an AGS member who has contributed outstanding leadership training to students in geriatrics and has contributed greatly to the development of geriatrics education in health professions schools.