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March 15, 2016

Patients Carry Superbugs on Their Hands, Study Finds

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

December 7, 2015

Welcome, 2016 Geriatric Medicine Fellows!

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.

November 17, 2015

Silver Club's Annual Holiday Cards

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

October 21, 2015

VA Fellow of the Month- Roman Barraza

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

July 14, 2015

Dr. Phillip Rodgers featured in Pallimed

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

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July 7, 2015

Infection Control Practices in Nursing Homes

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)

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