LEADERSHIP

 

Dr. Wayne McCormick is Head of the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.

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Graduates of our fellowship program continue to be leaders in the fields of geriatric medicine and research, and we are home to pioneering research programs in the field of aging.

Welcome to the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. Founded in 1977, we are based at Harborview Medical Center and the Seattle VA Puget Sound Health Care System. We provide comprehensive clinical care and training in the care of older adults throughout the University of Washington network.

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UW Geriatric Medicine in the News . . .

  • 2017

    November
    The Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine welcomes Dr. Takuma Uo as an assistant professor.
    Dr. Uo will continue his research on prostate cancer with a focus on androgen receptor function involving splice forms that confer alternate programs of gene regulation.

     

    October

    Low wealth associated with death and disability among older adults

    Dr. Lena Makaroun, senior fellow (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) and researchers studied nearly 20,000 adults in the United States and England. They found that adults in both countries with low wealth had a higher risk of death and disability.

    The results are published this week in the article: “Wealth-Associated Disparities in Death and Disability in the United States and England” in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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    Dr. Rashmi Sharma, assistant professor (General Internal Medicine) is lead author and Dr. Joan Teno, professor (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) is senior author of: “Association of Racial Differences With End-of-Life Care Quality in the United States” in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read more in the article: “End-of-life care study finds deficiencies but no racial bias” in UW Medicine Newsroom.

     

    Dr. May Reed (Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) is senior author of: "The Effect of Computerized Physician Order Entry Template Modifications on the Administration of High-Risk Medications in Older Adults in the Emergency Department” in Drugs & Aging. DOM co-authors are Paul Sutton and Katherine Bennett.

     

    August
    Monica Fawthrop, administrator, Divisions of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, authored: “An Administrator’s Guide to Departments of Internal Medicine”, Publisher: Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine; 5 edition (Kindle Edition), August 8, 2017

     

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  • 2016

    December
    New Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Curriculum

    Dr. Susan Merel and Dr. Katherine Bennett launched a

    new geriatrics and palliative medicine curriculum for 2nd year medical students at the University of Washington in December 2016 as part of their

    Lifecycles Course.

     

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  • 2015

    October 2015 New UW Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Division Head
    The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Wayne McCormick as the new head of the Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, effective immediately ...read more

     

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  • 2014

    UW PRAISE Awards:

    Dr. Katherine A. Bennett and Dr. May J. Reed have both received the UW PRAISE Awards for Excellence in Patient Care.


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  • “An Administrator’s Guide to Departments of Internal Medicine”, Publisher: Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine; 5 edition (), August 8, 2017

  • August
    Monica Fawthrop, administrator, Divisions of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, authored: “An Administrator’s Guide to Departments of Internal Medicine”, Publisher: Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine; 5 edition (Kindle Edition), August 8, 2017