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  Dr. Chang selected to lead the UCSF Physician's Declaration
Jun 01, 2015 Dr. Anna Chang was selected to lead the UCSF Physician's Declaration at the 2015 School of Medicine Commencement ceremony. The newly adopted oath reflects UCSF's vision of the 21st century physician. Chancellor Hawgood introduced her: "Each year, students choose one faculty member to lead them in reciting the declaration at graduation. This honor is bestowed upon a person who has shown them great respect and attention."

  UCSF MSTAR student Kaveh Hemati wins best poster for "Geriatric Syndromes" at AGS!
Jun 02, 2015 UCSF MSTAR student Kaveh Hemati won the best poster award in the category of "Geriatric Syndromes" at the 2015 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting. His project was titled"Geriatric conditions in a population-based sample of older homeless adults." Kaveh is a rising third year medical student at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Rebecca Brown, MD and Margot Kushel, MD are Kaveh's UCSF mentors.

  Geriatrics Scholarship Award Summit Winners
Jun 09, 2015 The UCSF Division of Geriatrics is pleased to announce the fifth annual Geriatrics Scholarship Award Summit winners! The goal of the Award is to stimulate interest in a career in academic geriatrics by recognizing residents’ scholarly or research achievements in aging or geriatrics. Each award carries with it a cash prize of $250 plus a stipend to cover travel and lodging in San Francisco to present their work at a special award summit. This year’s award winners are:

• Alison Mays: PGY-2, Cedars Sinai and West Los Angeles VA Internal Medicine Residency Program. Project: "Development of a Universal Assessment Tool for California Home and Community-Based Services."

• Elizabeth Phung: PGY-2, Allegheny General Hospital/ West Penn Hospital, Interested in Geri and Palliative Care.Project: "Does the Palliative Performance Scale Correlate with Mortality in the Geriatric Trauma Population?"

• Jordan Harrison: PGY-2 University of Colorado School of Medicine. Project: "Social isolation and Frailty in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study (HABC)."

• Shannon Skinner - PGY-1, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Internal Medicine; Project: "Development of an inpatient geriatric rotation for Internal Medicine residents"

• Sheryl Ramdass: PGY-2, Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. Project: "From hospital to community: Use of antipsychotics in hospitalized elders, follow up study"

• Uma Tadepalli: PGY-2, Cambridge Health Alliance. Very interested in PACE.Project: "Reducing hospital admissions in a PACE program with a weekly “M&M” review."

Learn more about this years winners

  Dr Newman spoke at the Gladstone Institutes’s symposium
Jun 12, 2015 Dr. John Newman spoke at the Gladstone Institutes’s symposium on Disrupting Aging in April. He talked about his research with Dr. Eric Verdin on how nutrition and metabolism regulate diseases of aging, as well as describing the scenarios in which advances in aging biology might soon be translated into the clinic.

  Dr. Aronson's case for new standards for care of the elderly featured by Health Affairs
Jun 12, 2015 Responding in part to a powerful essay by former Denver Heath physician CEO Patricia Gabow, Dr. Aronson’s Health Affairs post makes the case for care standards “of, by and for” older adults by noting precedents and delineating an action plan and standards “for life’s third act."

  Dr. Newman writes commentary for JAMA
Jun 12, 2015 Dr. John Newman wrote an invited commentary for JAMA Internal Medicine on Copyright and Bedside Cognitive Testing . The commentary accompanies a new meta-analysis of alternatives to the MMSE. Out of three well-studied MMSE alternatives recommended by the meta-analysis - Mini-Cog, MoCA, and ACE-R - one has already been withdrawn from use after an apparent copyright dispute.

  Dr. Tang Acceptances to Butler -Williams Scholars Program
Jun 12, 2015 Dr. Victoria Tang selected to participate in the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Butler-Williams Scholars Program, to be held July 27-31, 2015 on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The B-W Scholars Program provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about research on aging and to further develop interest in this challenging and important area.

  Drs Williams and Brown honored by San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Jun 12, 2015 Dr. Brie Williams and Dr. Rebecca Brown received a commendation at City Hall from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The commendation recognized their work as faculty members in the San Francisco Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Training program. Brie and Rebecca together with some of the Division’s fantastic fellows teach police officers about aging and how aging in the criminal justice system affects police work.

  Nicole Thompson receives the Symptom Management Service 2015 Awards for Excellence
Jun 12, 2015 Nicole Thompson has been chosen to receive The Isadora Rosenbaum Champion of Service Award for her work helping to document the benefits of palliative care within the Cancer Center. This award recognizes individuals who have been instrumental at promoting services and care for patients and families at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. This award is one of the Symptom Management Service 2015 Awards for Excellence.

  Dr. Widera Receives GME Excellence and Innovation Award
Jun 15, 2015 Eric Widera, M.D. was awarded a 2015 UCSF Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Medical Education Award. These awards recognize program coordinators and other staff, faculty and residents and fellows who show exemplary efforts in improving graduate medical education at UCSF. The award ceremony is June 15, 2015 from 4-6pm in the Lang Room of the UCSF Library.

  Ryan McMahan accepted to medical school at UCSF!
Jun 15, 2015 Ryan McMahan, a 5 year veteran of the UCSF Geriatrics Division working with Rebecca Sudore, M.D. on the PREPARE advance care planning study has been accepted into medical school at UCSF. Congratulations Ryan. We are so proud!

  Dr. Eng published an article in JAGS
Jun 17, 2015 Jessica Eng, M.D. published an article titled "Predicting 5- and 10-Year Survival in Older Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Self-Rated Health and Walking Ability" in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. This study showed that the combination of low self-rated health and limited ability to walk several blocks is an important predictor of worse all-cause survival at 5 and 10 years.

  Dr. Edgar Pierluissi receives the 2015 Outstanding Teacher Award
Jun 24, 2015 Congratulations to Edgar Pierluissi, M.D. who received the 2015 Outstanding Teacher Award given by our Geriatrics Fellows!

  Dr. Rebecca Brown published an article in AJPH
Jun 24, 2015 Rebecca Brown, M.D published an article titled "Health Outcomes of Obtaining Housing Among Older Homeless Adults" in the American Journal of Public Health. This study showed that older homeless adults who obtained housing experiences improved depressive symptoms and reduced acute care utilization compared to those who remained homeless.

  MSTAR Student Theora Cimino published an article in JAMA IM
Jun 24, 2015 UCSF MSTAR Student, Theora Cimino, is the first author in a recently published JAMA IM article titled "The Course of Functional Impairment in Older Homeless Adults Disabled on the Street" with the guidance of her mentors Rebecca Brown, M.D and Mike Steinman, M.D.

  Dr. Anna Chang and Dr. Christine Ritchie published an editorial in JGIM
Jun 24, 2015 Anna Chang, M.D and Christine Ritchie, M.D published an invited editorial in the Journal of General Internal Medicine titled "Patient-Centered Models of Care: Closing the Gaps in Physician Readiness" in six areas -- leadership, organizational culture, health care finances, quality improvement, information technology, and patient engagement.

  Dr. Daphne Lo receives the 2015 Incentives in Healthcare Award
Jun 25, 2015 Daphne Lo, M.D. received the 2015 Incentives in Healthcare Award for her work this past year in leading the design and implementation of a small group session situated in the "Coda" course for all graduating fourth year medical students and students from the School of Pharmacy. It was a collaboration between the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. This award is given annually at the Geriatrics Fellows' Graduation Dinner to a person who has made an exceptional contribution and change in the system. Congratulations!

  Dr. Stephanie Rogers is awarded the 2015 Outstanding Teacher Award by UCSF residents
Jun 25, 2015 Congratulations to Stephanie Rogers, M.D., who was recognized by UCSF Residents with the 2015 Outstanding Teacher Award!

  Congratulations Lisa Leiva!
Jun 26, 2015 Congratulations to Lisa Leiva who has accepted a position in the UCSF Library as a Learning Technologies Specialist. Thank you for your 7 years of service in our division!

  Congratulations Jessica Tan!
Jun 26, 2015 Jessica Tan has accepted a position in the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center as a Clinical Research Coordinator for their Breast Oncology Program. Thank for the all the work you've done for the division!

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