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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.

Dr. Sara J. Czaja Honored by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Dr. Sara Cjaza
Dr. Czaja has been honored with an award for her work as a co-author on the book, Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approach.

Geriatrics on the Move: Dr. Mehta Receives Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship

Dr. Sonal Mehta
Dr. Mehta’s work in the city of Pune, which is a hub for academic excellence in India, will involve implementing geriatric palliative care education for interdisciplinary providers across various healthcare settings.

The Elder Justice Champions: Collaboration, Innovation, Dedication

NYCEAC
Rooted in a long tradition of championing the rights of older patients, the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine has remained at the forefront of medical and social advances for more than 20 years.