The Tallahassee Scientific Society’s Gold Medal, established in 2004, is bestowed annually by the Society on a scientist or scholar selected from the Tallahassee community whose career achievements in science or science education and outreach are deemed exemplary.
This year’s honoree is Kenneth Brummel-Smith, MD, a professor of geriatrics in the FSU College of Medicine. He served as the founding chair of the Department of Geriatrics from 2003 to 2015. His research and scholarly work has dealt with various topics in geriatrics – rehabilitation, ethics, dementia, and end-of-life care.
The 2017 member reception, gold medal ceremony, and honoree lecture were held at the Challenger Learning Center on January 30, 2018. Dr. Brummel-Smith’s talk was entitled “The Patient’s Perspective – Why is it Neglected in Medical Care?”. He has subsequently provided a link to the presentation on Dropbox for anyone who wishes to study it further. Click here to view/download the presentation.
Dr. Brummel-Smith has published 52 peer-reviewed journal articles, 18 invited review or medical educational papers, 30 book chapters in medical textbooks, and edited or authored 7 medical textbooks. He has been invited to make over 350 regional, national, or international presentations, and conducted 17 visiting professorships. Dr. Brummel-Smith has been selected by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America” 18 times since 1993.
Dr. Brummel-Smith is a past president of the American Geriatrics Society and was a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging at the National Institute on Aging. He has been chair of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs and worked as staff on the Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington, D.C. He currently chairs the Alzheimer’s Research Advisory Council for the Florida Department of Health.
For a complete list of the Society’s Gold Medalists – “The Tallahassee Scientific Society’s Gold Medal Winners” click here.