Geriatric and Palliative Medicine


March 30, 2017

Dr. Neil Alexander receives appointment to the Ivan Duff, M.D. Collegiate Professorship in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Neil Alexander, Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology, has been appointed the inaugural Ivan Duff, M.D. Collegiate Professor in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, effective March 1, 2017. The Ivan Duff, M.D. Collegiate Professorship in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine was established to honor Dr. Ivan Duff, founder of the University of Michigan Turner Geriatric Clinic. He was also acting Chief of the newly created Division of Geriatric Medicine from 1980-1984. In addition to being instrumental in advancing the early days of geriatric medicine at the University of Michigan, Dr. Duff also served as Director of the Rackham Arthritis Research Unit and Chief of the Arthritis Division.

 Dr. Alexander is known nationally and internationally for his innovative research in mobility assessment and interventions in older adults, and in particular regarding postural control, gait and falls. His research is closely aligned with the intent of this professorship to study geriatric and palliative medicine., serving as a valuable resource for geriatrics research, teaching, and clinical care.

 Congratulations, Dr. Alexander!

February 1, 2017

Dr. Lona Mody is elected as a new member of the ASCI

The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) will welcome 64 new members this year, including our very own Dr. Lona Mody, Amanda Sanford Hickey Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine, Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology, and Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health. This new class of members is a remarkable and accomplished group of physician-scientists representing a diverse range of disciplines, specialties, and institutions.


The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, those who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice. Founded in 1908, the Society is home to nearly 3,000 members who are in the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. Dr. Mody, as well as three other faculty members from UM, Dr. Reshma Jagsi, Dr. Justin Dimick and Dr. Meilan Han were elected this year.


The ASCI membership is a well-deserved recognition of Dr. Mody’s outstanding research accomplishments.


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