UMSN faculty member wins APHA new investigator award

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Hoffman with presenter Shubing CaiAssistant Professor Geoffrey J. Hoffman, Ph.D., MPH, was selected for the 2017 James G. Zimmer New Investigator Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) Aging & Public Health Section.

The award is given to new investigators in recognition of demonstrated and expected future excellence. It is intended “to recognize and further the careers of future leaders in research.”

Hoffman joined the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) in 2015 as a postdoctoral fellow and became an assistant professor this year. He brings a growing expertise in health services research with a focus on older adults, Medicare, falls, caregiving and hospital readmissions.

Hoffman received the award in connection to his manuscript “Underreporting of Fall Injuries by Older Americans: Implications for Fall Risk Screening during the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit.” He was presented with the award during APHA’s annual meeting in Atlanta, GA.