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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. 

Honors

 

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

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 SystemDr. 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!


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

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, and was recently featured in their newsletter. 

Welcome Anthony Molina - our 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 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 Leslie Chang, graduating medical student, who received the Ruth Covell Award in Geriatrics for 2019!

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

New Center! Our Division has established a new San Diego Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research

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 was awarded a GEMSSTAR grant from NIA to research 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.

Education

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! 


More Information

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, September 4, 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. 

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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