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  Dr. Theresa Allison and Colleagues Present at the Commonwealth Club This Thursday!
Aug 10, 2015 Mary Hulme, LCSW, Theresa Allison, MD, PhD and Odile Lavault, Certified Recreation Therapist, are presenting at the Commonwealth Club this Thursday, August 13 at 5:15 pm. "And She Can Sing..." Music as a Portal to the Person, a music-filled presentation on relationships and dementia. Event Information Here

  Dr. Meera Sheffrin Published an Article in JAGS
Aug 12, 2015 Meera Sheffrin, MD, along with Mike Steinman, M.D , Yinghui Miao, and John Boscardin, PhD published an article entitled "Weight Loss Associated with Cholinesterase Inhibitors in Individuals with Dementia in a National Healthcare System" in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). The study found a significant risk of weight loss associated with starting commonly used medications for dementia. Read the UCSF press release here . The study was also picked up by various news outlets including Medscape Medical news.

  Nicole Thompson was awarded the WINGS Grant Award!
Aug 12, 2015 Nicole Thompson, clinical research coordinator forDr. Christine Ritchie , was awarded an employee development grant through the UCSF WINGS Program . The WINGS program provides financial assistance for the professional and career development of UCSF staff.

  Josette Rivera Selected for Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators
Aug 12, 2015 Josette Rivera, M.D has been selected as a member of the prestigious Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. This is a tremendous honor signifying her excellence as a medical educator. Membership in the Academy includes a rigorous selection process by a team of internal reviewers as well as external reviewers who are nationally and internationally known in medical education and faculty development.

  Dr. Meredith Greene Presented at the Medical Grand Rounds in SFGH
Aug 21, 2015 Meredith Greene, MD gave an outstanding Medical Grand Rounds at the SFGH on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. The title of her talk was “Aging of the HIV Epidemic: Successes, Challenges, and Future Directions”. Great job!

  5th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging
Aug 24, 2015 Announcing the 5th annual legacy film festival on aging The mission of the annual festival is to present films that inspire, educate, and entertain intergenerational audiences on the issues of aging. This is the only 3 day film festival offering films from around the world portraying the complex richness of later life. Sep 18-20, 2015 New People Cinema 1746 Post St San Francisco Check out their website here !

  Dr. Brie Williams was featured in an AAMC article
Aug 27, 2015 In a story for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Brie Williams from the UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Founding Director of the UC Criminal Justice & Health Consortium, discusses the unrealized potential of criminal justice-academic partnerships to develop evidence-based healthcare practices that improve the health of prisoners with complex chronic disease. Link to the story here .

  Drs. Anna Chodos, Jessica Eng, and Emily Finlayson Received Excellence in Teaching Awards!
Aug 28, 2015 Anna Chodos, M.D. , Jessica Eng, M.D. , and Emily Finlayson, M.D were selected for the prestigious Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Awards! Student testimonials named them as outstanding teachers and mentors. Their work pioneered clinical system and medical education partnerships and allowed learning opportunities for students. Congratulations!

  Dr. Brie Williams and her team are featured in a recent Marshall Project article
Aug 31, 2015 In a story published by the Marshall Project, a leading national nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization dedicated to covering the U.S. criminal justice system, Dr. Brie Williams from the UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Founding Director of the UC Criminal Justice & Health Consortium, discusses her research investigating "accelerated aging" in the criminal justice population and calls for evidence-based approaches to the care of older adults in US jails and prisons. Marielle Bolano, current medical student at UC Davis, adds her perspective as a recent research assistant of Dr. Williams' conducting hundreds of interviews with older adults in the San Francisco County criminal justice system. Link to the story here .

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