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June 1, 2015

An International Celebration of Aging: Color Photography by Jeff Levine, MD, AGSF

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

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May 4, 2015

Lifespan of mice and primates correlates with immunoproteasome expression

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

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March 18, 2015

Multi-center study led by U-M researchers, including Dr. Lona Mody, shows reductions in MDROs and infections in high-risk nursing home residents

Simple measures might be all it takes to push back at the spread of ‘superbugs’ in nursing homes, and reduce infections. That’s the finding of a new study that focused on multi-drug resistant organisms, or MDROs, among nursing home residents who relied on devices that carry a high risk of infection.

The study, recently published online

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March 11, 2015

U-M Geriatrics ranks 4th in U.S. News & World Report

This year's edition of the U.S. News & World Report medical school rankings again confirms that the U-M Medical School is among the very best in the nation. U-M is listed 10th among research-oriented medical schools, and 5th for primary care training, up three spots from last year.

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February 24, 2015

New Study on Reducing Readmissions published in AJMC

A multidisciplinary team including Tami Remington, Karen Hall, and Diane Griffith of the U-M Geriatrics Center, have published a new study on reducing readmissions among older adults in patient-centered medical homes in the American Journal of Managed Care.

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February 12, 2015

What is Palliative Care?

A recent article written about palliative care says most people associate it with end-of-life care, or hospice care. A poll taken in 2011 revealed that more than 75% of the public lacked knowledge regarding this service.

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February 10, 2015

New Book on Improving Memory Loss by Geriatric Center Social Workers

A new book on improving memory loss was created by two Geriatric Center Social Workers, Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern. The authors note that it is not uncommon to worry about your memory. Rather than worrying about it, this book contains a wealth of information about how to keep your memory sharp, whether you are a young adult or a senior citizen

Mariko Foulk
February 9, 2015

Geriatrics Center & Program for Positive Aging Study Highlighted

A multi-disciplinary study, featuring collaboration between the U-M Program for Positive Aging and U-M Geriatrics Center, has been included in an online collection of the most downloaded articles published in Routledge Health and Social Care journals in 2014. The collection highlights the top three most downloaded articles that were published

Dr. Karen Hall
February 4, 2015

U-M ACE Unit featured in Modern Health Care

More than 100 hospitals have acute care for the elderly (ACE) units, featuring such adaptations as slip-free flooring, large-face clocks to help patients remain oriented, thick mattresses, soundproofing and indirect lighting. This inpatient geriatric unit, jointly run by St. Joseph Mercy Health Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan Health