We are pleased to announce that Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF, has agreed to serve as Interim Director for the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging, following the retirement of Dilip Jeste, MD.
A nationally recognized leader in academic clinical geriatrics and aging research, Dr. Moore is a Professor and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care and Vice-Chair of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the UC San Diego Department of Medicine. She holds the Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine. She is a geriatrician who provides primary and consultative care to older adults and a public health researcher whose work focuses principally on older adults and their use of alcohol and now cannabis. She also has interests in healthy aging, gerontechnology to support independence, health equity, dementia, and aging with HIV. Dr. Moore is a Principal Investigator of an NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research, a Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program, Co-Director of an NIA-funded training program focused on aging women and men, and has been the recipient of a K24 Midcareer Award in Patient-Oriented Research from NIAAA. She has a passion for mentorship and in 2019; she was awarded the UC San Diego Health Sciences Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award. She is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society, a member of the NIA-funded Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) Mentoring and Career Development Core, and the NIA-funded Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) Executive Committee. She was a faculty member at UCLA until her recruitment to UC San Diego in 2016.
Danielle Glorioso, LCSW, will continue to serve as the Executive Director. Ms. Glorioso is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been a member of the UC San Diego Division of Geriatric Psychiatry since 2001. Ms. Glorioso provides leadership and direct oversight of Center operations. She is also a certified complicated grief therapist and is active in a number of organizations. She will ensure a smooth transition for the team and will continue to be an important liaison with community partners.
After 36 years of service to UC San Diego, Dr. Jeste is retiring from the University. "I am humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to serve as the Director of the Stein Institute for the past 18 years and deeply grateful to the faculty, trainees, staff, and the community,” said Dr. Jeste. "I am excited to have Dr. Alison Moore as the Interim Director to continue the Stein Institute's mission to transform aging through world-class research, education, and community outreach, and wishing her all the best.”