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  Tideswell at UCSF launches its new video series “Conversations with Caregivers”
Aug 03, 2017 Tideswell at UCSF launched its new video series “Conversations with Caregivers” – practical advice from real family caregivers who care for persons with dementia. The videos were produced in partnership with the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Click here to watch the videos.
 


  UCSF Named Center of Excellence in Home-Based Medical Care Through HCCI
Aug 03, 2017 UCSF was just named one of 8 Centers of Excellence in home-based medical care through Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI). This is an exciting step for our Care at Home team which has been in operation since 1999. You can read more about it here.
 


  Anna Oh Publish Paper in JAMA
Aug 04, 2017 Anna Oh, MPH, MSN, a predoctoral T32 research fellow, published a paper in JAMA Internal Medicine with collaborators from RAND Corporation, entitled "Association between Sponsorship and Findings of Medical Home Evaluations" published online July 31, 2017. This paper highlights the importance of independent evaluations for care delivery models, such as the patient-centered medical home.
 


  Victoria Tang Awarded NIA R03 Grant
Aug 08, 2017 Victoria Tang, MD, MAS was awarded a NIA R03 Grant for the Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) to study geriatric specific risk factors that affect long term mortality and functional outcomes in older adults after high-risk surgery. Dr. Tang will be mentored by Drs. Emily Finlayson, Ken Covinsky, and John Boscardin on this project.
 


  Mike Steinman Quoted in Consumer Reports
Aug 09, 2017 Michael Steinman, MD is quoted in a series of articles in Consumer Reports about safe and effective use of medications. Please read articles linked below:
- Too Many Meds? America's Love Affair With Prescription Medication
- Is It Time for a Medication Reconciliation?
- From Pill Organizers to Apps, How to Manage Your Meds
 


  Daphne Lo Awarded 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Academy of Medical Educators
Aug 10, 2017 Daphne Lo, MD was selected to receive a 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Academy of Medical Educators, a peer-nominated award for teaching faculty at all UCSF teaching sites. She joins 4 other faculty from the Division of Geriatrics who will receive the award this year. Recipients will be recognized at Academy of Medical Educators Celebration of New Members on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 3P-5P at Parnassus N-225.
 


  Louise Aronson Publishes in New York Times
Aug 14, 2017 Louise Aronson, MD, MFA published an article in the August 11th New York Times, "Stop Treating 70- and 90-Year-Olds the Same." Human diversity reaches its apex in old age, but health care doesn’t reflect that. She discusses that in many guidelines people 65 and older — including the two fastest-growing segments of our population, the 80- to 90-year-olds and those over 100 — are lumped in a single group, as if bodies and behaviors don’t change over the last half-century of life.
 


  Five Geriatrics Faculty are 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners
Aug 14, 2017 Brook Calton, MD, MHS , Pei Chen, MD, Kathryn Eubank, MD, Daphne Lo, MD and Edgar Pierluissi, MD are five of nine Department of Medicine Faculty to receive the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators' Excellence in Teaching Award for 2017. This peer-nominated award recognizes the skill and dedication of outstanding front-line teachers of medical students, residents and fellows at all UCSF teaching sites. It is a testament to the amazing education faculty in the Division of Geriatrics that we have so many awardees in our Division. Click here to see a full list of this year’s recipients. Brook, Pei, Kathryn, Daphne and Edgar will be recognized at the Academy's annual Celebration of New Members on Monday, September 11, in Room N-225 at the UCSF School of Nursing. Congratulations!
 


  UC Care at Home Receives Grant from UCSF Partners in Care
Aug 17, 2017 UC Care at Home received a grant from UCSF Partners in Care to support our 2018 Day of Remembering Ceremony. UC Care at Home provides primary and palliative medical care to home-limited patients in San Francisco. Our patients have complex chronic illnesses, and about a third of our patients die each year. Our Day of Remembering is an opportunity for our clinicians, staff, families, and caregivers to memorialize and celebrate the lives of the patients. UCSF Partners in Care is a non-profit auxiliary serving UCSF Medical Center and UCCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital that raises money and awards grants for programs that help alleviate the stress, anxiety, and isolation that patients and their families may experience during their care or treatment at UCSF.
 


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