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Fields  Geriatric Medicine

Name  Marie Bernard
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Institutions  National Institute on Aging National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Known for  Deputy Director of National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Aging
Alma mater  Bryn Mawr College, Perelman School of Medicine

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Marie A. Bernard is the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Prior to arriving at NIH in 2008, Bernard served as Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Geriatric Medicine and founding chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


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Bernard’s research interests include nutrition and function in aging populations, with particular emphasis upon ethnic minorities.

Bernard has received two national awards for her leadership in geriatric medicine: the 2014 Kent Award of the Gerontological Society of America; and the 2013 Clark Tibbits Award of Association of Gerontology in Higher Education.

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Education and career

Bernard received her undergraduate training at Bryn Mawr College in 1972, where she graduated cum laude with Honors in Chemistry and received her M.D. degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1976. She trained in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she also served as chief resident. Following her residency, Bernard continued her career at Temple's School of Medicine, starting as an Instructor in Medicine, then serving as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Director of Medical Clinics, and Assistant Dean for Admissions.

In 1990, Bernard joined the University of Oklahoma to build its geriatrics education and research programs. Until her move to the NIA, Bernard was the founding director of Oklahoma's Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine. In addition to founding and directing the department, Dr. Bernard also served as Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Bernard has received additional training through the Association of American Medical Colleges Health Services Research Institute, the Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania, and the Wharton School Executive Development program.

Medical and research achievements

  • 2014 Kent Award, Gerontological Society of America (given annually to a member of the Society “who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology”)
  • 2013 Clark Tibbits Award, Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (for outstanding contributions to gerontology and geriatrics education)
  • 2008 50 over 50 Award, AARP, Oklahoma Chapter
  • 2007 Pathmakers award, Oklahoma City/County Historical Society
  • 2007-2010 Hartford Senior Leadership Scholar
  • References

    Marie Bernard Wikipedia