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  Carla Perissinotto Quoted in NPR Story about Loneliness
Jan 03, 2017 Carla Perissinotto, MD, MHS is quoted in an NPR story about loneliness among older adults in San Francisco. She discusses that older adults who report feeling lonely are more likely to lose their independence and they are at greater risk of dying solely from being lonely. The story also mentions the San Francisco-based nonprofit called Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, which is a partner with the UCSF Optimizing Aging Collaborative. Click here to read more.

  Brie Williams Interviewed by Kaiser Health News
Jan 03, 2017 Brie Williams, MD, MS was interviewed for an article titled, “More Prisoners Die of Old Age Behind Bars” in Kaiser Health News. The article focused on the dramatic rise in the older adult population in prisons and jails, the subsequent rise in deaths, and critical medical and policy considerations for older adults. Dr. Williams comments focused on the urgent need for more and improved palliative care and compassionate release programs in prisons and jails.

  Carla Perissinotto Featured in Several Newspapers
Jan 03, 2017 Paula Span reported on Carla Perissinotto, MD, MHS 's work in the New York Times last week quoting Carla's 2012 UCSF study. Dr. Perissinotto was also featured in the San Francisco Chronicle last week.

  Drs. Louise Walter, Carolyn Welty and Daniel Pound Listed as Top Doctors by SF Magazine 2017
Jan 05, 2017 UCSF faculty members, Louise Walter, MD, Carolyn Welty, MD, and Daniel Pound, MD, are listed in the January 2017 issue of San Francisco Magazine as Top Doctors in Geriatric Medicine in the Bay Area. Overall, 534 doctors were nominated by their peers and selected to be in the list of top docs across eight Bay Area counties—Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma. Click here to read more.

  The UCSF Division of Geriatrics is celebrating our 20th Anniversary in 2017!
Jan 06, 2017 The UCSF Division of Geriatrics was founded in its current form in 1997, starting with 2 faculty. In 2017, we have grown to 116 faculty, fellows, and staff across all campuses (San Francisco VA Medical Center, UCSF Health and Zuckerberg San Francisco General). Over the past 10 years, Geriatrics faculty have generated $90 million in grant funding, including $32 million for Palliative Medicine research. Our focus is improving the health and wellbeing of older adults and those with serious illness. We are planning a series of 20th anniversary celebrations in 2017 so stay tuned!


  Brie Williams on Panel at the Exploratorium February 16th
Jan 11, 2017 Brie Williams, MD, MS will be a panelist for “In My Solitude: The Detrimental Effects of Solitary Confinement on the Brain” - a multidisciplinary discussion about the health impact of long-term solitary confinement with an emphasis on the mind and the brain. The panel is part of the Exploratorium’s ongoing series In the Balance: Bringing Science to Justice which is hosted by David Faigman (Chancellor and Dean, Professor of Law, at the University of California Hastings). This is open to the public on the evening of February 16, 2017. Tickets are available online for $15.

  PREPARE Launches a Facebook Page!
Jan 11, 2017 PREPARE For Your Care, an online, video-based advance care planning tool has launched a Facebook Page. Please check it out and like it at

  Tideswell at UCSF Emerging Leaders in Aging Program Accepting Applications for 2017-2018
Jan 13, 2017 The Tideswell at UCSF Emerging Leaders in Aging Program is excited to announce the opening of its “Call for Applications” for 2017 – 2018. This will be the third interprofessional cohort of national scholars working in clinical, research, education and policy settings who seek to transform care for older adults and lead the next generation of health professionals. For more information, please visit website here.

  Daphne Lo, MD's masters work on iPACT is Accepted for Publication in JGME
Jan 20, 2017 Daphne Lo, MD's masters work with Mike Harper, Kathryn Eubank, Michi Yukawa, and Bridget O'Brien on iPACT has been accepted for publication in Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) as a "New Idea". The article highlights how iPACT is an innovative new way of providing interprofessional education on the inpatient internal medicine wards for Internal Medicine residents.

  John Newman, MD, PhD Speaks as a Visiting Professor at the Mayo Clinic
Jan 24, 2017 John Newman, MD, PhD was invited to speak as a visiting professor at the Mayo Clinic's Kogod Center on Aging in November. Dr. Newman talked about his work with mentor Eric Verdin, MD on understanding how metabolic signaling molecules can affect aging and cognition in mice.

Dr. Newman also presented his research at UCSF Medicine Grand Rounds in December, along with a roadmap for developing translational therapies that target syndromes of aging.

  Uma Tadepalli, MD Publish Paper in Annals of Internal Medicine
Jan 24, 2017 Uma Tadepalli, MD published a paper entitled, "Coverage and Access for Americans With Chronic Disease Under the Affordable Care Act: A Quasi-Experimental Study" in Annuals of Internal Medicine on January 24, 2017.

Publication in Annals is a great achievement. The most recent (2015) Impact Factor for Annals is 16.440—the highest of any specialty journal in the General and Internal Medicine category of the Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Report.

  William J. Hall, MD Presented UCSF Geriatrics Grand Rounds on November 2016
Jan 24, 2017 William J. Hall, MD, Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, presented UCSF Geriatrics Grand Rounds on November 16, 2016, entitled: "Geriatricians as Writers: New Roles for Clinician-Educators." Please click on link to view a recording of the presentation.

  Michael Steinman, MD Elected in the American Society of Clinical Investigation
Jan 27, 2017 Michael Steinman, MD has been elected in the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI). The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, those who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice. Founded in 1908, the Society is home to nearly 3,000 members who are in the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry.

  Victoria Tang, MD, MAS Awarded the 2017 SGIM Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award!
Jan 31, 2017 Victoria Tang, MD, MAS's 2016 SGIM paper, entitled: "Clinician Factors Associated with Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening in Older Veterans with Limited Life Expectancy", was chosen as the winner of the 2017 SGIM Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award. This award is based on the contribution the paper has made to generalist research. Dr. Tang's paper was selected as the most outstanding of the nominated papers. The selection committee thought Dr. Tang's paper had the potential to improve quality of care greatly by reducing the harm of inappropriate testing. Reviewers also found it particularly useful that she identified subsets who could be targeted with interventions. Dr. Tang's award is scheduled to be acknowledged at the 2017 SGIM Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 22nd at the Awards Breakfast from 7:30 – 10:00 AM ET in Washington, DC.

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