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  Drs Aronson and Covinsky published an article in JAMA
Mar 04, 2015 Louise Aronson M.D. and Ken Covinsky, M.D. published an article in JAMA on the new Medicare Care Coordination benefit in which they introduced a new tool to guide clinicians through a step-by-step evaluation of the medical, social, functional, and environmental needs of older patients.

  Dr. Aronson published in the New York Times
Mar 04, 2015 Louise Aronson, M.D. published a review in the New York Times of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America by McArthur Genius grant awardee Ai-jen Poo.

  Dr. Louise Aronson Published a Narrative in Health Affairs
Mar 05, 2015 Louise Aronson, M.D. published an essay from Health Affairs titled Necessary Steps: How Health Care Fails Older Patients, And How It Can Be Done Better. The essay is about a chance meeting between an octogenarian and a geriatrician that shows how the US health system focuses on medical care at the expense of older adults’ well-being. You can read the essay here.

  Division members published an article in Annals of Internal Medicine
Mar 13, 2015 UCSF Division of Geriatrics members Cyrus Ahalt and Brie Williams, M.D.; along with former research associate Marielle Bolano (currently a medical student at UC Davis) and colleague Emily Wang (faculty member at Yale University) published an article “The State of Research Funding From the National Institutes of Health for Criminal Justice Health Research” in the Annals of Internal Medicine ( They found that fewer than 0.1% of all grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and fewer than 1.5% of the total NIH health disparities budget in 2012 focused on criminal justice health research. They conclude that the NIH is well-positioned to transform the care of current and former prisoners and describe five concrete steps that the NIH could take to realize this opportunity.

  UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators published a study
Mar 13, 2015 The UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators has published a study describing the impact of intramural education grants . They create innovative, enduring programs, promote educators' professional identity formation, foster collaborations, support junior faculty, provide advancement opportunities, and raise the local and national profiles of recipients. Drs. Louise Aronson, Anna Chang, and Mike Harper are members of the Academy. Dr. Chang served as chair of the innovations funding work group and is a co-author of this study.

  Dr. Williams served as expert in The Guardian article
Mar 13, 2015 The Guardian featured a story about inadequate prison conditions and its impact on mentally ill inmates in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Dr. Brie Williams served as an expert evaluating the conditions of solitary confinement for older prisoners. The article features a review of some of Dr. Williams' findings including that exercise enclosures were too small, and that cooling systems were inadequate for this population. Read the story here.

  Drs. Finlayson, Chang, Rivera and Calton Awarded the Education Innovation Grants
Mar 18, 2015 Congratulations to Emily Finlayson, MD, Anna Chang, MD, Josette Rivera, MD and Brook Calton, MD for their awards from the Education Innovation Grants funded by The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, in collaboration with the UCSF Program in Interprofessional Education and the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management and School of Medicine Office of Medical Education and Tideswell™ at UCSF. Kathryn Eubank, MD also helped support in one of the studies. Learn more about each of their studies here:

Integrating Interprofessional Learners in High-Risk Surgical Patient Care Principal Investigator: Emily Finlayson, MD, MS, working with Jennifer Kaplan, MD; Helen Horvath, RN, MS, ANP-BC, PHN; Anna Chang, MD and Roxanne Garbez, RN, PhD, CNS, ACNP

Just-in-Time Coaching for Faculty Teaching in Interprofessional Settings Principal Investigator: Josette Rivera, MD, working with Tina Brock, MS, EdD; Angel Chen, RN, MSN, PNP and Kathryn Eubank, MD

Preparing Trainees to Communicate Effectively with Seriously Ill Patients through a Targeted Communications Curriculum Principal Investigator: Brook Calton, MD, MHS, working with Lynnea Mills, MD; DorAnne Donesky, PhD, ANP-BC; Cindy Lai, MD and Wendy Anderson, MD

Using Video Analysis to Improve Collaboration and Coordination Across Professional Boundaries Principal Investigator: Bridget O’Brien, PhD working with Leslie Floren, PharmD; Josette Rivera, MD; Maria Wamsley, MD and Judith Warren Little, PhD

  Cryus Ahalt and Dr. Williams publish an article in Penal Reform International
Mar 18, 2015 Cyrus Ahalt, MPP and Brie Williams, MD, MS published an invited blog entry entitled “How can criminal justice systems from police to probation address the medical and social needs of elderly prisoners?” for the London-based Penal Reform International’s expert anniversary series. In the blog, they discuss the Community Aging Health Project’s aging-related training programs designed for criminal justice professionals. They also describe the impact of a growing number of older prisoners on criminal justice systems internationally.

  Ger Dr. Eng published in American Journal of Medical Quality
Mar 18, 2015 Jessica Eng, MD published an article in the American Journal of Medical Quality about reasons for resident underuse of electronic adverse event reporting systems. The findings of this study led to widespread changes in resident engagement in patient safety processes at Boston Medical Center.

  UCSF Center for Geriatric Care Achieves Level 3 PCMH Recognition from NCQA
Mar 18, 2015 Congratulations to the UCSF Center for Geriatric Care on achieving level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

  Dr. Perissinotto featured in article for "One UCSF"
Mar 23, 2015 Carla Perissinotto, M.D. was featured in a UCSF article for her work with Care at Home and the General Medicine Inpatient Service at UCSF. Read the article here.

  Dr. Steinman promoted!
Mar 23, 2015 Mike Steinman, M.D. will be promoted to Professor of Medicine in July 2015, congratulations!

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