Two fellows from the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology were accepted into the NIH Summer Institute on Aging Research program. Tolu Fafowora and Ariel Green were selected from a highly competitive group; only 32 total applicants were accepted nationally.
Dr. C. Seth Landefeld, M.D., Chair, Department of Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham presented at the 38th Annual Mason F. Lord Lecture on April 30, 2013. Dr. Landefeld's presentation was on "Health Care in the Aging Century: New Directions for Doctors, Health Systems and Public Policy.”
Dr. Cynthia Boyd is quoted in New York Times
Please see article “For the Elderly, Diseases That Overlap” in New York Times quoting Dr. Cynthia Boyd.
Every year the MSTAR Students present at the American Geriatrics Society and are very enthusiastic. It is a great treat for faculty stop by and see their presentations and speak with them. The attached link is a listing of students presenting this year. Please make every effort to support them
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Sarah Szanton, PhD, CRNP, faculty in the Center on Aging and Health Pioneers innovative program to help low-income elderly age at home
Sarah Szanton, PhD, CRNP is profiled in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation blog about the CAPABLE program she is currently testing to improve health and decrease health care costs. The program is built around participants’ functional goals and helps them achieve these goals through occupational therapy, nursing, and home repair/modification. The program is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. See link below:
Matt McNabney, MD, recently traveled to Orlando to lead a "Reverse Mini-Fellowship" for physicians at the Leon Medical Centers who precept medical students from Florida International University School of Medicine. Jorge Camilo Mora, MD, a former longitudinal scholar in the Reynolds FD~AGE Program, co-led the program which combines components in teaching skills and geriatrics principles. This program is funded by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
Drs. Peter Abadir and Jeremy Walston of the Biology of Health Aging program received a Notice of Award from the NIH for their 1R21AG043284-application entitled “Novel Formulation of Topical Losartan for Treatment of Wounds in Aging”. This two year, $445,500 award received a perfect score of ‘10’ in the NIH peer review process. The funds will support the further development of a novel wound healing technology that evolved from their earlier angiotensin system studies. If proven safe and effective in animal models, the investigators plan to further study this technology in older adults and diabetics.
Dr. Tom Finucane�was selected as one of the top 7 reviewers among several hundred for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Selection is based on the number and the quality of the reviews.
Dr. Colleen Christmas Receives the 2013 Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Colleen Christmas has received the 2013 Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Christmas’s selection recognizes her many contributions to medical education on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus, including expanding the diversity of our internal medicine house staff program.
Dr. Jeremy Barron has been honored by a grateful patient’s family with a gift of $100,000 over the next 3 years to support his leadership of the MSTAR program and clinical education. Jeremy is acknowledged repeatedly for his humane and skillful care of complex older adults and this gift will help ensure that another generation of aspiring geriatricians benefits from his example.
Please see Dr. Toren Finkel’s Presentation "Biological Mechanisms of Aging" at the March 5th 2013 Rogers Lecture (link below)
Carolyn Robinson, MBA, our Medical Training Program Administrator was accepted into the leadership development program “So You Want to be a Leader”
This leadership training program�is starting on April 10 and�is designed to prepare non-supervisory employees interested in pursuing leadership opportunities at Hopkins. Candidates are selected based on their strong leadership potential or demonstrated strong leadership skills in their work performance. This year-long program is comprised of group workshops, individual and group assignments, and participants meet regularly with the leadership committee who will track and monitor their progress; ending with a graduation ceremony.
New article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society explores how healthcare professionals perceive roles
In a recent issue of JAGS an article entitled “Clinician Roles and Responsibilities During Care Transitions of Older Adults” was co-authored by Alicia Arbaje and Dr. Joseph Carrese and, previous fellows, Dr. Kathryn Eubank and Dr. Kenric Maynor. The article explored how healthcare professionals perceived clinicians' roles and some of the motivators and barriers to clinicians' behavior during care transitions.
Dr. Greenough receives this award from the American College of Physicians (Maryland Chapter) in honor of his compassionate care for his patients and for partnering with his patients in understanding disease and its treatment.
Please join me in saluting Dr. Peter Abadir on his selection by the American Geriatrics Society for the Merck/AGS 2013 New Investigator Awards. These awards are given to individuals whose original research as presented in a submitted abstract, reflects new and relevant research in geriatrics and are designed to recognize individuals who are committed to a career in aging research.
Please see the article in JAGS and link to video describing the results of interviews with a sample of Baltimoreans asking the question: “What is a geriatrician?”.
Maranda Trahan, PhD and Matthew McNabney, MD recently won Best Poster at the National PACE Association conference in Los Angeles, CA.
Maranda Trahan, PhD and Matthew McNabney, MD recently won Best Poster at the National PACE Association conference in Los Angeles, CA. The poster reviewed non-pharmacological interventions to increase adaptive behavior and decrease challenging behaviors in older adults with dementia. All interventions were derived from the science and application of the behavioral model, and additional information included ways in which behavioral practitioners can be incorporated into dementia care.challenging behaviors in older adults with dementia. All interventions were derived from the science and application of the behavioral model, and additional information included ways in which behavioral practitioners can be incorporated into dementia care.
Dr. Trahan seeks to fund her Spring 2013 research though innovative mechanisms, such as crowd-funding.
For more information, visit www.rockethub.com/projects/12285-give-them-a-voice.
Dr. Bruce Leff is awarded an important $50,000 planning grant from John A. Hartford Foundation to Define the future of the Medicare Innovations Collaborative. The goal of this project is to extend the successful work of Medicare Innovations Collaborative and adapt it to the evolving health care reform environment and to create a framework for assisting hospitals, health systems, and ACOs in implementing models of improved care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions.