Geriatric Medicine News and Events
Pitt lands $14.3 million for research linking dementia and cardiovascular disease
Funded by the WoodNext Foundation, researchers will use an interdisciplinary approach to uncover the causes of two of the most costly and deadly illnesses in the U.S.
Anne Newman, MD, MPH, named UPMC Chair in Geroscience
A Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, this appointment will support Dr. Newman in her role as Clinical Director of the Aging Institute where she is engaged early stage clinical trials that address the biology of aging.
Aging Institute researcher Aditi Gurkar, PhD, uncovers the link between age-associated DNA damage and weight loss
An Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Gurkar and colleagues have recently published their findings in Science Advances showing how DNA damage in C. elegans worms rewires cellular metabolism to break down fat deposits.
Dr. David Nace tapped to join federal commission to protect nursing homes from outbreaks
The Division of Geriatric Medicine’s Dr. David Nace was one of 25 experts named to serve on the White House’s new Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes.
PA Legislation to Address COVID-19 In Nursing Facilities
Department of Medicine clinical leaders Dr. David Nace, Dr. Mark Gladwin, Deborah Brodine, and Nicole Fedeli assisted Governor Tom Wolf with recent legislation that addresses outbreaks of COVID-19 in nursing home facilities. The legislation provides $350 million for...
Dr. David Nace investigates Nursing Home Stewardship for UTIs
Congratulations to Dr. David Nace and colleagues on an original investigation published in JAMA, “A Multifaceted Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Cystitis in Nursing Home Residents.”
Our Geriatric Medicine Best Docs 2019-2020
Pittsburgh Magazine has released their 2019-2020 Best Docs list. Congratulations to our Geriatric Medicine doctors! Daniel Forman, MD Shuja Hassan, MD David Nace, MD, MPH Elizabeth O'Keefe, MD David Pasquale, DO Neil Resnick, MD Eric Rodriguez, MD, MPH Fred Rubin, MD...
VIDEO: Pitt AGS Student Chapter Addresses Ageism and COVID-19
Members of our American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Student Chapter at Pitt created the video below, recognizing the tremendous challenges our health system now faces combating COVID-19 and related ageism.That video by our student chapter was outstanding and heartfelt....
Dr. David Nace on Effects of COVID-19 on Older People and Nursing Homes
The Washington Post, New York Times, and Philadelphia Inquirer have all quoted the Geriatric Division's David Nace, MD, MPH, in recent articles addressing the effect of COVID-19 on older people. Read the stories at the links below. How to Protect Older People...
Department of Medicine Faculty Receive Excellence in Patient Experience Awards
Congratulations to the 2019 awardees!
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