Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine

Vitals: Featuring Brittney Parillon

Last week on Vitals, Dr. John Leonard spoke with Brittney Parillon, Residency Program Specialist in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care.Brittney spoke with us about her role supporting the new class of fellows and residents who arrive each year. She also speaks with Dr. Leonard about the importance of ensuring the Department's faculty recruitment efforts better represent the diverse communities of our New York City homeVitals is our employee engagement series, in...

Remembering Dr. Marc Weksler, Pivotal Researcher in Field of Aging

Weill Cornell Medicine is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Dr. Marc Weksler. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning field of aging research, Dr. Weksler played a pivotal role in the development of Weill Cornell’s geriatric division and, as its division chief from 1978 to 1998, was one of the first chiefs of geriatric medicine in the country. He was also the first to hold the venerated Irving Sherwood Wright Professor of Geriatrics...

Dr. Prigerson Wins $7 Million Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute

Dr. Prigerson and her team will be piloting several interventions targeted to end-stage cancer patients and their caregivers to promote better communication and informed decision-making about care options.

Dr. Lachs Honored by the Medicare Rights Center

Dr. Mark Lachs
Dr. Lachs was honored for his longtime leadership in the field of gerontology. He is the author of the book, “Treat Me, Not My Age” and has created critical models of care for the aging population.

Dr. Czaja Leads $14.7 Million Renewal Grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging: CREATE V

Dr. Sara Czaja
Initially funded in 1999, the goal of the “Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement” (CREATE) is to ensure that older adults can use and realize the benefits of technology for improving daily living.

Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Poster Symposium: Continued Success

2022 QIPS Symposium
The interdepartmental and interdisciplinary celebration of quality and patient safety initiatives included 27 projects from 13 departments across WCM, Lower Manhattan Hospital, NYP/Queens, and NYP/Brooklyn Methodist.

Dr. Prigerson’s Research on Prolonged Grief Disorder Highlighted in The New York Times

Dr. Prigerson, who has been working to include prolonged grief disorder as a classified, diagnosable psychiatric disorder, provided perspective and insights on the topic based upon her research studies over the years.

Dr. Prigerson Highlighted in New York Times Article on Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD)

PGD is a syndrome in which people feel stuck in a cycle of mourning that can last for years or even decades. This ongoing cycle can impair an individual’s daily life, relationships, and job performance.

Lisa Rachmuth Appointed to Executive Director of the New York City Elder Abuse Center at Weill Cornell Medicine

Lisa Rachmuth
In her role as Executive Director of the NYCEA, Ms. Rachmuth will oversee a large staff of experts in the fields of elder abuse research, advocacy, and clinical service.

Dr. Czaja Receives M. Powell Lawton Award from the Gerontological Society of America

Dr. Sara Czaja
The prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions from applied gerontological research that have benefited older people and their care.