Our mission is to improve the care of older patients locally and nationally through outstanding teaching and design of innovative curricula. We train physicians and other health professionals from first year students to seasoned clinicians in settings ranging from classroom to clinic and hospital to home.
We are specialists who provide person-centered medical care that reaches older persons where ever they need it--in hospitals, clinics or in their homes. Dignity, independence and choice are the focus of every healthcare decision.
Our research is grounded in a deep respect for older persons, and a commitment to improving their health, well-being, and quality of life. Our commitment extends to all older persons across the spectrum of the aging experience.
Division of Geriatrics - Response to COVID 19 Pandemic
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Every week, we feature one of our talented faculty, staff, or trainees.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Alveena is a recent graduate from UC San Diego where she majored in Public Health and Biology. She will be serving as a Clinical Research Coordinator for Dr. Schwartz and her team. She spent her freshman year of college working as a Research Associate for Cardiology (Electrophysiology) Department at UC San Diego. Through this opportunity, she was able to understand the ins and outs of clinical research. In her senior year at UC San Diego, she evaluated the impact of fall prevention workshops on the older population in San Diego. Her team and her collected qualitative and quantitative data and had the opportunity to make meaningful recommendations to improve these workshops and reduce the prevalence of falls and fall injury in this population. Through this project, she learned how to work resourcefully and realized that she enjoys working with older adults. They were very proactive and excited to be part of their research efforts.
One fun fact that not many people know is that she has a talking cockatoo at her home in Sacramento!
Alveena’s favorite aspect of her role at UCSF is the fact that she is working with many talented individuals and mentors that she is able to collaborate with. She is excited to be part of the Geriatrics Division!
Research Program Assistant
Aditya is joining the Amend team to help them scale up their health centric approach to corrections. He is excited to bring his background in video publications, operations, and communications to the program. While he spent time in the world of criminal defense law, he found that there is little being done to rehabilitate individuals who have broken the law. He hopes to continue learning every day from an amazing team of individuals who are fighting to create lasting systemic change to our prison systems.
In his spare time, Aditya produces media projects with his project, The Lens, making short documentaries about human rights focused events.
When he is not working, he enjoys reading novels by Kurt Vonnegut, learning about economic policy, and coaching swimmers (from ages 5 years old to adults in their 70s, if you ever need any pointers let him know!). He is currently working on a Phelps like return to the pool himself, although while Phelps chased gold, he just hopes to enjoy a nice tall drink after a job well swum.