UCSD Medical Center

"The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes." 

-- Frank Lloyd Wright

Here at UC San Diego, our mission is to provide outstanding, innovative age-specific patient care, advance research in aging and educate healthcare professionals on the needs and best ways to care for older adults. Our faculty are improving the lives of seniors by providing comprehensive, tailored care, conducting research, and training individuals to better care for our growing older adult population. 


Our Division Chief, Alison Moore MD, MPH, received the 2019 Health Sciences Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award. Congratulations!

UC San Diego Geriatrics is ranked 29th out of more than 1500 national programs in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals 2019-20".


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Division News

Gerontology Research Collaborative of January 9th had a great turnout.  More than 40 people attended Dr. Steve Cummings's talk “Biomarkers of Aging: A Critical Review”. Dr. Cummings was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, in recognition of the excellence and impact of his clinical research.  

The Lunch Event with physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson from UCSF, promoted by the UCSD Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology, brought over 100 community members to Campus on January 8th for a seminar about the theme of her book “Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life".

UCSD Health is part of a national initiative to improve senior patient care. Dr. Alison Moore, Division Chief, and Dr. Khai Nguyen, Clinical Services Chief, were on KUSI News to discuss the Age Friendly Health System initiative. Watch the news clip here 

UC San Diego Health is at the forefront of addressing the complex needs of seniors, recently becoming the first health care system in San Diego to join the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and be recognized as Committed to Care Excellence by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Click here for the complete release.

Critical illness survivors commonly experience job loss during recovery. Dr. Biren Kamdar, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UCSD School of Medicine, was on the KUSI Local News to discuss post-intensive care syndrome. Watch the news clip here.


Apply for an Academic Position in our Division! 


Open date: February 4th, 2020
Next review date: Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (PST)


Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clinical X, In Residence, Adjunct ) Geriatrics

We’re continuing our monthly lecture series with research presentations. Join us, next Session will be on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Click here for more information.

The 4th Annual La Jolla Aging Meeting (L-JAM), Friday March 27, 2020 will be held at the Salk Institute. The day will feature talks on biology of aging from students, post docs and faculty from UCSD, SBP, Scripps and Salk. Funding for meeting generously provided by the Glenn Foundation. Organizers: Malene Hansen and Peter Adams (SBP), and Jan Karlseder (Salk).

Funding Opportunities:

NIA Concepts Newly Approved: Check the NIA blog listing areas that may turn into funding announcements in the future.

Deadline: February 24, 2020

Deadline: February 28, 2020
Support is available for five projects for early career researchers that examine cross-national relationships between stress and aging. Includes mentorship from senior faculty, priority access to the harmonized data and the lead data programmer, statistical consulting, and a $2,500 honorarium.
Summer Training Course in Experimental Aging Research
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Provides intense exposure to current concepts in experimental aging research for approximately 20 research scientists.

Diana Jacobs Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging
Deadline: April 15, 2020
To give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging.
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Provides a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to gain the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to shape a healthy and productive future for older Americans.


Students: Apply now to be a STAR at NIA’s summer research training program! Highly motivated students are welcome to immerse themselves in a unique experience: the Summer Training in Aging Research (STAR). Be sure to apply by February 1 (high school students) and March 1 (college, medical school and graduate students)! Read the full blog post. 

Fellowship: The UC San Diego Geriatrics Fellowship Program trains up to three fellows per year. Our 2019-20 fellows are Shannon Devlin, Jean Guan and Humberto Raul Saenz Chavez! 

More Information

We are excited to report that we now have three excellent fellows joining us for 2020-21. Snapshots of the three new fellows can be found here

Geriatrics Grand Rounds: Join us for our monthly series, with a range of talks from experts in the Geriatrics field. Next session will be on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

New Funding: SDSU and UCSD have been awarded renewed funding from HRSA for another five years to continue the San Diego/Imperial Geriatric Education Center and its important work educating local communities on Alzheimer's Disease and geriatrics!

We are tremendously grateful to the Hollander Trust for their generous donation in support of our geriatrics fellowship program in memory of Dr. Trude Hollander. 

Support Us

​Join us in helping seniors live their best lives longer. Addressing the needs of our older adults is important now more than ever! Your donations ensure that our research and clinical care keep pace with the needs of our community and ensure our initiatives to further educate the geriatrics work force remain strong and expand. 

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