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"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. 



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Division News

What are seven tips for fall prevention? Find out more in this podcast with our own Dr. Lindsey Yourman!

We are currently working to make UC San Diego an Age-Friendly Health System! Dr. Khai Nguyen recently traveled to Boston to meet with other institutions as part of this national effort and met with Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, CEO of the John A Hartford Foundation!

Congratulations to Chris Kaufmann, who recenty received funding from the Alzheimer's Association to study the role culture plays in the link between use of alcohol and dementia and cognitive decline, and was recently featured in their newsletter. 

We are excited to welcome Anthony Molina to the division as Vice-Chief of Research.  FInd out more about his work and lab here.

In a collaboration between Geriatrics and Engineering, we hosted a challenge at the recent hackathon, "SD Hacks".  Many innovative products were designed, but the winning prize was awarded to "Trippy", a miniture robot that helps prevent falls.  We were impressed with the number of different gadgets that were designed - details of them can be found here.

San Diego Top Doctors!  It is with pleasure that we announce our Division Chief, Dr. Alison Moore, was voted one of San Diego's Top Doctors in the annual "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey.

Division News

Join the Club! On Friday August 9th the Division met for their first Book Club meeting and read Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson. Excited to have Louise on campus January 8, 2020.

Congratulations to Leslie Chang, graduating medical student, who received the Ruth Covell Award in Geriatrics for 2019!

Our division is actively recruiting research faculty! More details can be found in this JPF02114  Combined Joint Ad for Aging Research.pdf flyer.

Congratulations to Roopali Gupta and EB Sladek, who have been selected to receive 2019 Chief Medical Resident Teaching Awards!   

New Center! Our Division is now leading the establishment of the new San Diego Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research! This is a joint partnership between our Division and the UC San Diego Department of Neurosciences, along with San Diego State University's Graduate School of Public Health and Department of Psychology. This grant, funded by the National Institute on Aging, provides five years of important funding to support research investigators in the field and to move forward important research on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias – particularly with a focus on Latinos. 

Newly approved drug Xofluza adds to flu-fighting arsenal.  Article published by the San Diego Union-Tribune, with important contributions from Dr. Khai Nguyen

Congratulations to Dr. Maile Karris, who recently was awarded a GEMSSTAR grant from NIA.  This grant is designed to help people to conduct research in geriatrics who are not geriatrics trained.  Dr. Karris is looking at how behavior can positively impact pain management for chronic pain in patients with HIV, in an attempt to move away from high doses of opioid treatments.

West Health and the UCSD Division of Geriatrics have partnered to support one of our recent geriatrics fellowship graduates, Dr. Lindsey Yourman, to be trained in a two- year fellowship focused on Quality Improvement and Implementation Science.  We are excited about this partnership to train geriatrics health professionals to improve the care of older adults.


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. 

Fellowship: Congratulations to our three new incoming fellows, who will join our fellowship program starting July 2019! We are thrilled to welcome Shannon Devlin, Jean Guan and Humberto Raul Saenz Chavez! 

The UC San Diego Geriatrics Fellowship Program trains up to three fellows per year. Pictured above are fellows from 2017-18 and 2018-19!

The goal of our ACGME-accredited Geriatrics Fellowship Program is to develop geriatricians who desire to work in an academic environment and become leaders in the field.
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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, August 7, 2019.

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