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  Andrew Zullo Selected to Receive the AGS Scientist-in-Training Research Award
Feb 11, 2016 Andrew Zullo, a PhD candidate at Brown University and mentee of Mike Steinman, M.D , has been selected to receive the Scientist-in-Training Research Award from the American Geriatrics Society for his work with Dr. Steinman evaluating outcomes of beta blockers in older nursing home residents.
 


  Dr. Brown and Dr. Greysen received the 2016 AGS Junior Investigator of the Year Award
Feb 11, 2016 Rebecca Brown, M.D , Assistant Professor in the UCSF Geriatrics Division, and Ryan Greysen, MD, a UCSF Pepper Center Career Development Scholar, both received the 2016 American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award in recognition of their outstanding work to improve outcomes of vulnerable older persons in the hospital and in community settings.
 


  Dr. Perissinotto and Dr. Sheffrin were Featured in California Health Report
Feb 11, 2016 Assistant Professor Carla Perissinotto, M.D and Geriatrics Fellow Meera Sheffrin MD, MAS were featured in a news article about the UCSF Care At Home program. "Get the Door, It’s the Doctor: House Calls for Older Patients in San Francisco" highlights the important work our Division does thorough doing housecalls for homebound patients. Read the full article here.
 


  ACE pilot at Parnassus Featured in UCSF article
Feb 11, 2016 ACE pilot at Parnassus mentioned in an article about delirium initiatives at UCSF. It features a quote from our ACE coordinator, Julie Carpenter. Read the full article here.
 


  Welcome Back Lia Metzger!
Feb 11, 2016 Please join us in welcoming back Lia Metzger, who joined Dr. Brie Williams ’ team as an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator on February 3rd. Lia graduated from Scripps College with a B.A. in Environment, Economics, and Politics in May 2015, and previously provided administrative support and oversight as the Operations Analyst for the Geriatrics Division at Laurel Heights. She will be working with Cyrus Ahalt and Michele Casadei on several research projects and programs related to older adult health in the criminal justice setting, including Dr. Williams’ newly awarded grant “The health risks and costs of solitary confinement: Advancing medical evidence for policy reform.”
 


  Marielle Bolano is the Recipient of the 2016 AGS Edward Henderson Student Award
Feb 11, 2016 Marielle Bolano has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 American Geriatrics Society Edward Henderson Student Award. This award is presented to one medical student each year who demonstrates significant interest in geriatrics development and leadership. Marielle is a medical student at UC Davis. She was given this award for her research to improve the health of older jail inmates that she conducted with Brie Williams, M.D and Cyrus Ahalt. She will present her abstract “Detained and Distressed: Persistent distressing symptoms in a population of older jail inmates” as an oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society in May.
 


  Dr. Sudore's PREPARE is in DOM Tech Challenge's Top 12 Ideas
Feb 11, 2016 Rebecca Sudore, M.D 's PREPARE website is in the DOM Tech Challenge's Top 12 ideas! Read about the challenge and the proposal here .
 


  Dr. Anna Chang Wins 2016 AGS Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award
Feb 11, 2016 Dr. Anna Chang has been selected as the recipient of the American Geriatrics Society 2016 Outstanding Mid-Career Clinician Educator of the Year Award. This award recognizes an outstanding mid-career clinician educator track faculty member who has made significant contribution to the education and training of students/trainees in geriatrics and the progress of geriatrics education in health professions schools.
This award will be presented during the 2016 AGS Annual Meeting on Friday, May 20 between 9:15 and 10:00 am at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA. The incoming AGS President, Ellen Flaherty, PhD will make the presentation. rn
 


  Thank You and Good Luck to Dr. Jason Flatt!
Feb 11, 2016 Please join us in saying thank you and good luck to Dr. Jason Flatt, Program Manager for Tideswell at UCSF. Jason has taken an Assistant Professor position with the Institute for Health and Aging, UCSF School of Nursing. His last day with the Division will be on Friday, February 12th. Jason is excited to develop a research agenda around the role of social relationships in aging health. He is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work in the Division and looks forward to future collaborations.
 


  SFVA Palliative Care Team Featured in the NY Times!
Feb 12, 2016 Dr. Eric Widera , Dr. Barbara Drye, and the SFVA Palliative Care Team were featured this week in the New York Times. We are very proud of all the work that you do! Read the full article here.
 


  UCSF Geriatrics and UC Berkeley Bioengineering collaboration is a finalist in Stanford Center Design Challenge
Feb 19, 2016 This years UC Berkeley bioengineering students who worked with Division members, the Jewish Home, and the Over 60 Clinic have been selected as finalists in the finalists in the Stanford Center on Longevity’s third annual Design Challenge in early April (exact date TBD). Their creation is the Sturdy Swivel to helps the mobility-impaired enter and exit vehicles while in a seated position.
 


  Dr. Krista Harrison Awarded PCRC Junior Investigator Award
Feb 23, 2016 Dr. Krista Harrison has been awarded a PCRC junior investigator pilot award with mentors Christine Ritchie, M.D and Rebecca Sudore, M.D to conduct a formative study of advance care planning in four hospices.
 


  Dr. Williams Presented Guideline Recommendations to the US. Sentencing Commission in Washington D.C.
Feb 24, 2016 Brie Williams, M.D presented her recommendations for reforming compassionate release guidelines in the Federal Bureau of Prisons in a testimony to The U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington, DC on February 17th. The Commission held the hearing to evaluate proposed amendments to federal sentencing guidelines that allow the early release of some prisoners for “extraordinary and compelling reasons”. Dr. Williams’ testimony focused on concrete ways that the new compassionate release guidelines could better incorporate knowledge from the fields of geriatrics and palliative care. Read the testimony here.
 


  Dr. Alex Smith Publishes A Perspective Piece in NEJM
Feb 25, 2016 Alex Smith, M.D just published a perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled " Dealing with Racist ." The piece discusses how providers should handle cases where a patient refuses care based on the treating provider's race or ethnic background.
 


  Dr. Rebecca Brown Wins the 2016 AGS Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award
Feb 25, 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Brown who won the 2016 AGS Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award for her recent American Journal of Public Health manuscript Health Outcomes Associated with Obtaining Housing Among Older Homeless Adults."
 


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