Geriatrics

A new center at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, led by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, seeks to examine how a person’s environment and social conditions impact their health down to the molecular level. The new research effort, called the UW Center for...
Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases have seemingly little in common. But researchers like Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Dudley Lamming, PhD, associate professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, look at these diseases through one common lens, aging - the biggest risk factor across all of...
Luigi Puglielli, MD, PhD, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and his lab published a study in Communications Biology on the roles of two enzymes that are imperative to protein production, which could lead to potential treatments for age-related diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease. Using mouse models, the team found that targeting the...
In a new article published in Neurology, Department of Medicine researchers found a correlation between living in disadvantaged neighborhoods and changes in brain structure and function that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s diseases and related dementias. Researchers used the Area Deprivation Index, developed by Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics...
Steven Barczi, MD, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, received $700,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding allocated from Congress to the Veterans Health Administration for the project, “Virtual Geriatrics and Technology Expansion in COVID.” This project, which includes seven VA sites across the country, including Madison, Wisconsin...
Toni Hofhine, division administrator, Geriatrics and Gerontology, received a UW-Madison Administrative Improvement Award for her leadership in two risk management projects for the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Hofhine credits her team in Geriatrics and Gerontology and the partnership with Department of Medicine IT (DOM IT) for believing in her...
Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology (pictured on left), and Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, PhD, professor, Department of Kinesiology, with an affiliate appointment in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and director of the Collaborative Center for Health Equity (pictured on right), received prestigious awards from the Association for Clinical...
Empathetic support for people living with dementia and their caregivers, a passion for research, and advocacy for destigmatizing memory disorders are some of the many legacies of Daniel Kaufer, MD, who died suddenly in July 2020. Prior to his death, Dr. Kaufer donated a gift to the UW Initiative to...
Alexis Eastman, MD, clinical assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, is a co-author of a Gerontological Society of America white paper that highlights the variety of challenges that persons with dementia-related psychosis and their caregivers have encountered during moves through different health care settings, and proposes strategies to address these challenges...
People living in disadvantaged neighborhoods are more likely to experience repeat observation stays at hospitals, which may lead to costly medical bills without a means to pay them, according to a recent study from UW-Madison researchers. This research, which included lead author Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor, Hospital Medicine...