Heidi L. Wald, M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor of medicine in health care policy research and general internal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, received the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research.
Wald focuses on patient safety and quality of care in hospitals for geriatric patients. She will use the award money to research methods of reducing urinary tract infections in hospitalized patients, particularly the elderly.
Formerly the Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars Program, the award supports scholars from the nation's top medical schools and research institutions whose work and leadership enhance the health and quality of life of Americans, especially among older adults. Scholars receive between $600,000 and $800,000 for three to five years.