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Elder Wisdom: Dr. Karl Pillemer and the Legacy Project

Dr. Karl Pillemer
Is there something that older people know that the young don't about how to live? To answer that question, Karl Pillemer, Professor of Gerontology in Medicine and the Hazel E. Reed Human Ecology Professor at Cornell-Ithaca created the Legacy Project, in which he surveyed more than 1,200 of the oldest Americans to seek their advice for living better, happier lives.

Dr. Lachs Testifies at Senate Hearing on Elder Abuse

Dr. Mark Lachs
Dr. Mark S. Lachs is part of an expert panel convened by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging to testify on nationwide trends of elder abuse. The hearing, Justice for All: Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation, will take place today in Washington, DC, and will include personal testimony from actor and abuse survivor Mickey Rooney.

Dr. Lachs Publishes New Book: Treat Me, Not My Age

Weill Cornell Medicine News
As the aging population of the United States continues to grow, patients and caregivers are coming face-to-face with a widespread but largely overlooked problem. Medical ageism often results in a patient's ailments going untreated or being overtreated. Because their symptoms are dismissed as "just part of getting older," such discrimination of the elderly extends throughout the healthcare system, disproportionately affecting the quality of life for elderly patients.

$2 Million National Institute on Aging Grant Funds Pain Management for NYC Seniors

Dr. M. Cary Reid
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded Weill Cornell Medical College a $2 million grant to fund an Edward R. Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, one of 12 such centers nationally. The grant will create the Cornell-Columbia Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL), a collaboration focused on implementing innovative strategies for improving pain management among older adults.

In Memory of Dr. Desiree Pardi

The Department of Medicine is saddened to announce that Desiree Pardi, M.D., Ph.D., died peacefully on Sunday, September 6, 2009.

Dr. Mark Lachs to Lead NYC's First Elder Abuse Center

Dr. Mark Lachs
The Department of Medicine is proud to announce that Dr. Mark Lachs will serve as Executive Director of the new Elder Abuse Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The goal of the center is to improve intervention and treatment for elder abuse cases in the New York City area.

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Ronald D. Adelman, M.D., Co-Chief
Mark S. Lachs, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Chief

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Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
Center for Research on End-of-Life Care
NYC Elder Abuse Center
Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL)