Dr. Ferrante is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Operations Core at the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Her research program is centered at the interface of critical care medicine and geriatrics, with the overarching goal of understanding and improving the functional outcomes of critically ill older adults. Her work has been recognized with the AGS/Merck New Investigator Award (2016), the Yale School of Medicine Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Award (2016), the ANZICS Intensive Care Global Rising Star Award (2018), the inaugural Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Subspecialties of Internal Medicine (2019), the American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year award (2021), and an ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award (2022). Dr. Ferrante is currently funded by a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders in Aging Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a COVID supplement from the NIA, the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, and the Pepper Coordinating Center. Dr. Ferrante is a strong advocate of integrating geriatrics principles into critical care medicine and increasing collaboration between the subspecialties and geriatrics. To that end, she co-founded/co-chairs the Aging in Critical Care Interest Group (formerly the Aging & Geriatrics Working Group) of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and co-chairs the Medical Subspecialties Section of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
Aging; Intensive Care Units; Frail Elderly; Mobility Limitation; International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health; Critical Care Outcomes; Frailty