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  Division of Geriatrics Welcomes fellows for 2012 Academic Year
Sep 07, 2012 The Division of Geriatrics is proud welcome the outstanding clinical and research fellows joining us for the 2012 academic year. These fellows started in the month of July and make up the largest fellowship class in the Division's history, which now includes 4 clinical fellows, 2 dental fellows, 2 geropsych fellows, 4 T32 research fellows, 4 VA Quality Scholar fellows, and 4 Palliative Care fellows. View a full list of current fellows

  Louise Walter, MD is named Interim Chief of Geriatrics
Sep 07, 2012 The Division of Geriatrics is pleased to announce that Louise Walter, MD has been named Interim Chief of Geriatrics, effective August 1, 2012. Dr. Walter joined the UCSF faculty in July 2001 as a clinician-researcher and therefore has a deep knowledge of the Division. She is a national leader in evaluating the real-world risks and benefits of cancer screening in older patients. Dr. Walter received her MD from Stanford University in 1995. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in geriatrics at UCSF. Dr. Walter is a staff physician at the San Francisco VA, where she is a primary care geriatrician for older veterans. Dr. Walter succeeds the Division’s founding Chief Seth Landefeld, MD, who was recently named Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

  Carla Perissinotto's on Loneliness and Older Adults featured in the NY Times
Sep 18, 2012 Carla Perissinotto , Ken Covinsky and Irena Stijacic Cenzer’s article on Loneliness in Older adults has again been referenced in the New York Times. Four months after the initial publication, the results are still gaining interest! Carla Perissinotto will also be presenting the results of her research to the Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging on Wednesday September 19th, 2012.

  Congratulations to John Boscardin, Irena Cenzer, Yinghui Miao, and Kate Kirby!
Sep 19, 2012 John Boscardin, Irena Cenzer, Yinghui Miao, and Kate Kirby won an award for Best Contributed Presentation at the Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) Conference earlier this month. Their paper "Estimating Harrell’s Optimism on Predictive Indices Using Bootstrap Samples.” The paper described a SAS macro developed by Yinghui that estimates the degree of over-fitting in a prognostic model without the need for split-sample validation; the macro has already proven useful to several of the Division's research faculty in their work on prediction. Irena took the lead on writing the paper and giving the oral presentation. Kate contributed the all-important example from her work with Seth Landefeld’s ACE data. John conceived of the idea for the project and provided mentoring to the team. More to follow by next year, as the award covers the registration cost for WUSS 2013!

  Drs. Rivera and Perissinotto recieve award!
Sep 19, 2012 Drs. Josette Rivera and Carla Perissinotto were recently awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award from The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. The Academy’s Teaching Recognition Program honors faculty members for exemplary teaching of medical students and residents on a daily basis. Nominations are solicited from Academy members, medical school course directors, and residency program directors for faculty who consistently exhibited talent and dedication to medical education during the past year at UCSF. Congratulations Carla and Josette!

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