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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. 


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

Post-surgery recovery doesn't start when the procedure is over. Lindsay Yourman MD, geriatrician, recommends strengthening your quad muscles (needed for getting in and out of bed.) Try 10 reps a day. Get yourself ready for surgery with these tips

In celebration of National Senior Citizens Day, we’re applauding our team of geriatricians and nurses who deliver care for older adults. They focus on the 4Ms to provide age-friendly health care • Mentation • Mobility • Medication • What Matters Learn more ➡️ http://go.ucsd.edu/2XlApr2 

We are currently working to make UC San Diego an Age-Friendly Health System! Dr. Khai Nguyen 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!

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

Join the Club! On Friday, August 9, Division members and fellows met for their first Book Club meeting to discuss Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson. We are excited to have Dr. Aronson visiting us on campus January 8, 2020!


Congratulations to Anjoulie Pujji, MD for her appointment as Assistant Professor at UCSD. 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nguyen was named "Top Doc" in the annual San Diego Magazine "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey. Congratulations to our 2019 Top Docs!

Congratulations to Chris Kaufmann, who 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. Also featured in their newsletter. 

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

Congratulations to Roopali Gupta MD, and EB Sladek MD, who received the 2019 Chief Medical Resident Teaching Awards!   


Fellowship: Applications are now being accepted through ERAS for the 2020-21 academic year! 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! 

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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, November 13, 2019.

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. 

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​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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