Yoshikawa Award Lecture

Product Type : Annual Meeting Presentations
Language : English
Publisher :American Geriatrics Society
Year of publication : 2021



Alex K Smith, MD, MPH, MS

The central pedagogy of scientific research training is that researchers must be narrowly focused. So goes the saying, "An inch wide and a mile deep."

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Alex K Smith has been drawn to holistic disciplines whose central principles run counter to this reductionist perspective: primary care, geriatrics, and palliative care.  His academic success, such as it's been, has reflected this pull towards conceptual complexity, diversity of interests, and mentees with fresh ideas. Dr. Smith’s academic work has ranged from standard scientific publications to developing ePrognosis to bioethics thought pieces to the GeriPal podcast to leading sing-alongs at the AGS Literature Update.

In this recorded presentation from the AGS 2021 Annual Meeting, Dr. Smith challenges the notion that a successful research career must be defined by a dominant dedicated research focus.

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