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  Dr. Aronson publishes an article in the New York Times
Nov 04, 2014 Louise Aronson published an article in the Sunday New York Times in which she coined the term 'Silver architecture' and makes a case for building design that meets the needs of older adults. She concludes: "Green architecture is good for the environment; silver architecture is good for humans. The best new buildings will be both.”

  Christine Ritchie is Graduating from the UCSF Institute for Physician Leadership
Nov 12, 2014 Christine Ritchie is part of the seventh cohort of physician leaders graduating from the UCSF Institute for Physician Leadership on November 21, 2014. Dr. Ritchie will present her project about improving the management of patients with complex care needs. The UCSF Institute for Physician Leadership mentors physician leaders in an organizationally aligned change initiative that allows for a systematic approach to project development, implementation and evaluation.

  Dr. Newman receives John S. Spice Award in Aging
Nov 13, 2014 John Newman was named the 2014 Distinguished Research Scientist and recipient of the John S. Spice Award in Aging by the Larry L. Hillblom Foundation. The Hillblom Foundation is dedicated to supporting research on diabetes and diseases of aging, and has supported Dr. Newman as a postdoctoral fellow since 2012. The announcement was made shortly after the annual Hillblom Foundation Scientific Meeting in Napa on October 27, where Dr. Newman presented an update on his project “Health and lifespan effects of histone deacetylase inhibition by ketone bodies”.

  Dr. Aronson publishes an article in Lancet
Nov 18, 2014 Louise Aronson published an essay in the Lancet on ageism in medicine as a part of the Lancet's series on aging. She argues that negative comments about older adults are tolerated and propagated in ways that comments about other groups no longer are.

  Dr. Alex Smith delivered a Ted-style Talk about ePrognosis and Transforming Outpatient Medicine
Nov 20, 2014 Alex Smith delivered a TED-style talk about ePrognosis as an "innovation worth sharing" at TOM Talks: Transforming Outpatient Medicine on Nov 19th at Cole Hall. As a featured speaker at this interdisciplinary event, Dr. Smith explained how he has worked to improve how doctors discuss prognosis and to develop and promote And... now there's an app for that (ePrognosis app). The event was attended by over 100 trainees and providers from nursing, medicine and pharmacy, and sponsored by Primary Care Progress and Primary Care Leadership Academy.

  Dr. Carla Perissinotto riveted the crowd at Social Histories event
Nov 20, 2014 Carla Perissinotto took part in a primary care-community storytelling event, Social Histories, on November 10th. To an overflowing crowd, she was one of six storytellers who shared their experiences and stories of working in primary care. The event was attended by 150 primary care providers and trainees from medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, nursing and pharmacy, and was sponsored by Primary Care Progress, the Primary Care Leadership Academy, and SF Dept of Public Health.

  Ken Covinsky is Panelist for White House Conference on Aging
Nov 24, 2014 Ken Covinsky is a panelist for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging: What Will it Mean for Aging Policy in the Future? The conference is Thursday Dec 4th 3-5:30pm at Laurel Heights, Rm 263. Keynote speaker is Robert Blancato, a former House of Representatives staff member who spent 17 years working with the House Select Committee on Aging and was the Executive Director of the 1995 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA), and was appointed by Rep. Nancy Pelosi to serve on the Policy Committee of the 2005 WHCOA.

  Lynn Flint to Chair Clinical Competency Committee for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Nov 24, 2014 Dr. Lynn Flint will take on the role of Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. Lynn has served as the site director at the VA Medical Center since 2012. She has been a member of the fellowship Evaluation (precursor to the CCC) and Program Evaluation Committees, an adviser in the formal adviser program, and was responsible for building the fellowship’s VA-based electives as well as numerous other fellowship initiatives. Lynn will guide the fellowship’s efforts to overhaul the evaluation system – meeting regulatory requirements around the new Milestones reporting while addressing the twin goals of generating high-quality evaluation data and minimizing evaluater burden.

  Rebecca Brown and Brie Williams publish article in JAGS
Nov 24, 2014 Rebecca Brown, MD, MPH, Cyrus Ahalt, MPP, Mike Steinman, MD, Sergeant Kelly Kruger and Brie Williams, MD, MS published the article “Police on the Front Line of Community Geriatric Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities” in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society ( They found that police officers play a front-line role in responding to older adults with complex medical and social needs, and that police may benefit from additional training in aging-related health and community resources. These findings suggest that collaboration between police and healthcare providers presents an important opportunity to develop geriatrics training and inter-professional systems of care to support police work with a rapidly aging population.

  Dr. Greene interviewed by SF AIDS Foundation & Bay Are Reporter
Nov 24, 2014 Meredith Greene was interviewed by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation Beta Blog and the Bay Area Reporter for stories related to National HIV and Aging Awareness Day on September 18, 2014.

Check out the two articles here: Unique Health Care Challenges for Older Adults with HIV by Emily Newman & Aging with HIV by Matthew S. Bajko

  Dr. Steinman invited to serve on a a CDC Core Expert Group
Nov 24, 2014 Mike Steinman has been invited to serve on a CDC Core Expert Group for developing CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain. He will be representing the Society of General Internal Medicine in this effort.

  Brie Williams MD & Rebecca Brown MD featured in SF Chronicle
Nov 26, 2014 The San Francisco Chronicle featured a story about Drs. Brie Williams and Rebecca Brown’s geriatrics training session for police. The geriatrics training for police is part of the Community Aging Health Project which is directed by Dr. Williams. The Community Aging Health Project delivers hands-on targeted geriatrics trainings for community-based professionals. The Community Aging Health Project also offers trainings for judges, attorneys, probation and parole officers, jail and prison-based clinicians, as well as others. If you are interested in learning more about the Community Aging Health Project please contact Dr. Brie Williams at Read the story here.

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