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  Dr. Eric Widera is Nominated for AAHPM Board of Directors: Vote now!
Oct 02, 2015 Dr. Eric Widera was nominated for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Board of Directors. AAHPM members can vote now at to elect board members. The election closes October 19th.

  UCSF Geriatrics Faculty and Fellows Present at the 13th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical Profession National Conference
Oct 13, 2015 Dr. Pei Chen, Dr. Meredith Greene , Dr. Daphne Lo, and Dr. Stephanie Rogers spoke to high school and college pre-med students interested in careers in medicine at the 13th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical Profession National Conference on October 10th. Dr. Chen and Dr. Greene presented at the "What is Geriatric Medicine" workshop and Dr. Lo and Dr. Rogers representative 1 of 7 specialties featured in the "Medical Specialties: Meet Your Match" sessions to answer questions regarding careers in the field of Geriatrics.

  Sarah Garrigues Receives the School of Medicine Great People Award!
Oct 14, 2015 Congratulations to our very own Sarah Garrigues who is one of the recipients of the 2015 UCSF School of Medicine Great People Award! The Great People Award recognizes employees whose daily contributions highlight the great diversity of work within the School of Medicine and honors employees whose commitment and values make their jobs a positive experience and the School of Medicine a great place to work. For more information about this award click here.

  Dr. Eng chosen to be a Co-Lead for UCSF Bridges Inquiry Curriculum
Oct 19, 2015 Dr. Jessica Eng was recently chosen to be the System Sciences Domain Co-lead for the new UCSF Bridges Inquiry Curriculum. The Inquiry element of the Bridges Curriculum is designed to help students recognize the limits of current knowledge and develop an appreciation for the methods of discovery in six domains. Dr. Eng will be responsible for integrating System Sciences into the curriculum as it is developed and implemented.

  Dr. Rogers Presented at the DOM Grand Rounds
Oct 19, 2015 Stephanie Rogers presented at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds at Highland Hospital in Oakland on Friday, October 16th on the topic "Preventing Hazards of Hospitalization in Older Adults."

  Dr. Schwartz Presented at the Vintage House in Sonoma
Oct 19, 2015 Dr. Janice Schwartz spoke about "Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Age" at the Vintage House in Sonoma. It was highly attended by 80-100 seniors. The event was sponsored by the Sonoma Valley Hospital.

  Dr. Schwartz Moderated and Presented at the On Lok Conference
Oct 19, 2015 Dr. Janice Schwartz moderated and presented at the On Lok Conference help at Mission Bay. She presented on "Vitamin D: Beyond Bone" at the "Sustaining Long-Term Care."

  Dr. Brie Williams and Cyrus Ahalt Featured in the Cover Story of Frontiers of Medicine
Oct 28, 2015 Dr. Brie Williams and Cyrus Ahalt, MPP were recently featured in the cover story of the Frontiers of Medicine, Fall 2015 issue. The article, entitled "Geriatric Prisoners: Health Unbound," describes their innovative research with incarcerated populations and some of their team's initiatives. Read the article here

  Dr. Ken Covinsky was Featured in the New York Times
Oct 28, 2015 Ken Covinsky, M.D was featured twice this week in the New York Times
In an article discussing the cost of Dementia care, Dr. Covinsky reacts to the increasing and unaccounted cost of care. Read the article here
Dr. Covinsky was also featured in an article that discusses the interaction between technology and aging, the potential for technology to aid in the care of older adults, and struggles tech companies and consumers experience based on these interactions. Read the article here

  Dr. Amruta Hendre Published an Article in the Journal of the California Dental Association
Oct 28, 2015 Amruta Hendre, DDS, a geriatric dentistry fellow, and Elisa Chavez, DDS, the clinical mentor for the fellowship, published an article titled “Caring for Older Adults with Complex Needs: Drafting an Interdisciplinary Team” in the Journal of the California Dental Association. This article presented general dentists with an interdisciplinary approach to providing dental care for older adults with complex medical and/or social needs by engaging the patient’s other health care providers, and understanding how to work effectively with them.

  ePrognosis Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle
Oct 29, 2015 ePrognosis, a repository of published geriatric indices developed by faculty and staff from UCSF Division of Geriatrics and other collaborators, was featured in a op-ed in The San Francisco Chronicle. The article's author used ePrognosis to compared the life expectancies of different aging populations to argue that lifting Social Security "cap" now will be beneficial to populations that age faster and earn less. Read the article here.

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