Division of Geriatrics Multimedia

One UCSF: Carla Perissinotto, MD, MHS

3/2015: Carla Perissinotto, MD, MHS, is a geriatrician who helps people live longer, more comfortable, more fulfilling lives. She works with elderly patients through UCSF Care at Home, which provides medical care to home-bound older adults. She visits patients in their home so she can assess their environment and determine the best care plan to keep them safe and living independently. Dr. Perissinotto discusses her passion for her work in geriatrics and how it contributes to the UCSF mission of advancing health worldwide.

Communicating Effectively with Health System Leaders Output

1/23/2015: Dr. Louise Aronson, has brought together a national, interprofessional Rebranding Geriatrics Working Group for the purpose of developing tools and methods to more effectively explain geriatrics and communicate its benefits to five stakeholder groups: patient and caregivers, systems leaders, other health care providers, trainees and policymakers. Under her leadership, the working group has conducted a series of focus groups, developed new communication tools, and taught sessions about this work at national meetings. Their work is being conducted in cooperation with national geriatrics leadership groups including the American Geriatrics Society and the Hartford Foundation and will be complementary to other national efforts to brand geriatrics and negotiate for more geriatric care in health systems. As part of the Rebranding Geriatrics Working Group efforts, an online training was developed with an array of messaging, marketing, and communications tools that geriatrics health care providers across the United States and in varied practice and educational settings can use at their convenience, when needed or for general training. The training provides strategies, statistics, stories and other information essential to persuasive communication.


10/2014: Dr. Alex Smith was one of six people chosen to give a TED-like talk at the Department of Medicine Strategic Planning retreat on October 11, 2014. The talks are meant to highlight some of the innovative and inspiring work that is happening in the UCSF Department of Medicine. Six people were chosen to give talks out of 36 nominations. Dr. Smith’s talk is focused on prognosis –the expected outcomes of treatment.

Mission In A Minute

1/27/2014: Dr. Carla Perissinotto was selected to make a "Mission in a Minute" video about her mission to improve the lives of vulnerable older adults. The Mission in a Minute video series shines a spotlight on the work of extraordinary people at UC San Francisco. These brief videos allow UCSF faculty to quickly summarize their work, its importance and how it relates to the overall mission at UCSF. The series aims to inspire and inform the world about the many ways scientists, scholars, clinicians, and trainees carry out their work as part of the University's mission to advance health worldwide.

“Examining Loneliness in Older Adults”

1/23/2013: Dr. Carla Perissinotto’s Lecture “Examining Loneliness in Older Adults” with an introduction by Dr. Josette Rivera.