Researchers at the University of Michigan, such as Dr. Lona Mody, Amanda Sanford Hickey, Professor of Internal Medicine and Research Associate Professor of the Institute of Gerontology, find that patients are carrying superbugs on their hands, even though hospitals have been cracking down on hand-washing. Healthcare workers are known source of
Dr. Lona Mody has recently received the “Amanda Sanford Hickey Collegiate Professorship in Internal Medicine.” Dr. Sanford Hickey, the first woman to graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1871, received her diploma with highest honors and became a pioneer in obstetrics, gynecology, surgery as well as general medicine.
The U-M Geriatric Medicine Fellowship had a very successful match day and would like to congratulate and welcome the new geriatrics fellows. The 2016 Geriatric Medicine Fellows are Dr.'s Jawid Darvesh, Sairia Dass, Meredith Gilliam, and Yao Yao Pollock.
As the winter holidays get closer, Silver Club Memory Programs has partnered with the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, to create holiday greeting cards for friends and family. The pieces of artwork on these cards were created by men and women living with memory loss who participate in the University of Michigan Silver Club
Current Palliative Medicine fellow, Roman Barraza, MD, has been awarded Fellow of the Month by the Department of Veterans Affairs for his exemplary dedication to Veterans as well as his commitment to resident and medical student education. Nominations for the VA Fellow of the Month were submitted by residents, medical students, and attending
Dr. Lona Mody, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Research Associate Professor of the Institute of Gerontology, has received a K24 grant to mentor junior faculty from a variety of specialties in translational research. This new funding will enable her to expand her research program in directions that will create new and exciting
Dr. Phillip Rodgers, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, was featured in Pallimed, a Hospice and Palliative Medicine blog. His blog is entitled "Advocacy Works! Medicare Proposes Payments for Advanced Care Planning!". Read the blog
Findings from Lona Mody, MD, MBBS, MSc, associate division chief of clinical and translational research and associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan, and a team of researchers demonstrate the efficacy of a multi-modal targeted infection program (TIP) for reducing the prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR)
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and the Anna Botsford Bach Fund for Seniors has awarded a renewable grant (up to three years) of $15,000 per year to support the Turner Senior Resource Center's Silver Club Early Stage Dementia Program. The total amount of the grant for all three years is $45,000.
Keith Van Oosterhout, MD, has been selected as the 2015 Anthony V. DeVito II Memorial Award recipient. The award is presented annually by the U-M Geriatrics Center to recognize outstanding service, dedication and commitment to excellence in geriatrics education in Michigan.
Dr. Neil Alexander, Professor of Internal Medicine and Research Professor of the Institute of Gerontology, has been selected as 1 of only 8 top reviewers for Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) for the calendar year 2014. A "top reviewer for JAGS" recognizes not only one's outstanding knowledge and skill in assessing the quality
At the Department of Internal Medicine (DOIM) Annual Recognition Dinner on Friday, June 5, 2015, Dr. Karen Hall, Professor of Internal Medicine, was awarded the 2015 Chair's Award for Impact-Faculty Member. Congratulations, Dr. Hall!
Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine is an international exhibiting artist and geriatrician in New York City with an interest in art as applied to medicine and medical education. He is Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and his photographic work is intended to raise awareness of the aging
Dr. Lillian Min, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, was awarded the "Best Geriatrics Research Oral Abstract" for her talk, "Net Harms of Aggressive Blood Pressure Control on Cardiovascular Events and Fall Injury in Older American Adults". This award was given to Dr. Min at the 2015 Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) annual
A new study on aging, by research fellow of pathology, Andrew Pickering, as well as Dr. Richard Miller and Marcus Lehr, was recently published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI). The paper looks at pathways within cells that help to deal with damaged proteins, which are thought to contribute in important ways to aging and to many of