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.
Over 25 of our faculty and trainees attended the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting in Portland, Oregon May 1-4! There was lots of good info to help us better care for our older patients and trainees enhanced their knowledge of geriatrics!
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.