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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.

Dr. Shen Receives NIH-funded R37 Award for a Study on Advance Care Planning at End-of-Life

Dr. Megan Johnson Shen
To meet patients’ reported need to incorporate loved ones into the advance care planning decision-making process, Dr. Shen will develop and test a mobile health (mHealth) application known as PACT (Planning Advance Care Together).

Dr. Parag Goyal Receives The Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging

Dr. Parag Goyal
This prestigious research award is a 5-year grant in the amount of $1.1 million and will support development and testing of Dr. Goyal’s novel strategy for deprescribing medication in older adults with heart failure.

WDOM Faculty Across Many Divisions Accepted to the 2020-2021 Class of LAMP

A development program for junior faculty, LAMP provides participants with critical tools to accomplish their primary career goals as academicians in the field of medicine.

Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Celebrates New Outpatient Primary Care Practice

Center on Aging ribbon-cutting
The Center on Aging is a relocation of the Wright Center on Aging that had been located on First Avenue at 77th Street. The new Center is state-of-the-art, serene, and tailored to the needs of older adults and their caregivers.

Dr. Sara Czaja Leads New Center for Aging and Behavioral Research

Dr. Sara Czaja
Dr. Czaja utilizes technology to facilitate the performance of older workers, to assist dementia caregivers, to enable older adults to use e-health apps and the Internet, and to support memory and social connectivity.