From the Chief
Message from Division Chief: the Einstein-Montefiore Division of Geriatrics strives to improve health care for older adults so that they may achieve and maintain their maximum level of independence.
History and Milestones
A history of Geriatrics, 1983 to present.
Geriatrics News & Info
Sliding-Scale vs. Basal-Bolus Insulin Therapies in Older Adults
A recent study by Dr. T.S. Dharmarajan and colleagues compared the effectiveness of sliding-scale insulin (SSI) therapy to basal-bolus insulin (B-BI) therapy to control blood glucose in older nursing home residents.
Dr. Joe Verghese Lands $3.3M NIH Grant to Research the Impact of Cognitive Training on Mobility
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Joe Verghese and Dr. Roee Holtzer a $3.3 million grant from to explore cognitive training programs among the elderly as a strategy to improve their flexibility and agility.
Center for the Aging Brain Selected for Population Health Management Program
The NYU Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing has selected the Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain, as well as five Montefiore Medical Group patient-centered medical homes, for implementation of an innovative population health management program to improve primary care services for older adults in the Bronx.
Dr. Helena Blumen Lands CTSA Research Career Development Award
The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium has selected Dr. Helena Blumen as the recipient of a research career development award.
How Older Adults Can Stay Safe During the Summer Months
Dr. Amy Ehrlich gives advice on counseling older adults and their caregivers on staying safe in hot weather.
Research Skills for Clinicians
Dr. Joe Verghese was featured for his participation in the Einstein Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP), which offers a Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods.
Faculty Appointments and Promotions
The Department of Medicine extends its warmest congratulations to Drs. Elizabeth Clark and T.S. Dharmarajan, who were among the Department of Medicine faculty members appointed or promoted in the past year.
Hospitalization and Functional Decline: Elder Care Interventions
Even in hospitals with no specialized elder-care units or programs, healthcare personnel can have a dramatic effect on older patients’ ability to improve by focusing interventions on correctable risk factors.
2014 Resnick Winter Research Symposium
Medical Student Awards in Aging Research were presented to Jaime Schneider and Arjun Seth at the 2014 Resnick Winter Research Symposium, hosted by the integrated Divisions of Geriatrics (Medicine) and Cognitive and Motor Aging (Neurology).
Aging Research at GSA 2014
Drs. Joe Verghese, Sofiya Milman, Nir Barzilai, and Ana Maria Cuervo represented the Department of Medicine at the Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, November 5-9, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Rubina Malik and the Center for the Aging Brain
Dr. Rubina Malik describes Einstein/Montefiore's newly launched Center for the Aging Brain’s unique comprehensive assessment approach, and how the Center's services benefit patients and caregivers alike.
Geriatrics Mentees Receive Aging Research Scholarships
Under the direction of Dr. Amy Ehrlich and mentored by Drs. Joe Verghese and Helena Blumen, three first-year Einstein students were recipients of nationally competitive 2014 Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program scholarships.
Could Collaborative Recall Improve Age-Related Memory Decline?
Research by Dr. Helena Blumen has found that collaborative recall improved individual recall after short and long delays in both younger and older adults, and that repeated collaboration benefited these adults more than repeatedly working alone up to a week later.
Dr. Laurie Jacobs Honored by UJA
UJA-Federation of New York's Montefiore/Einstein Division honored Dr. Laurie Jacobs, professor and vice chair of medicine at Einstein and Montefiore, for her scientific achievement and passionate commitment to improving the lives of the elderly.
Dr. Joe Verghese's research was featured in a National Geographic cover story on the potential genetic roots of longevity.
Prepare a Senior for a Caregiver at Home
Geriatric social worker Debra Greenberg, MSW, PhD discusses the relationship between families of patients and home health aides.
Flu Prevention: What Can You Do?
Dr. Michael Bogaisky was interviewed by the Huffington Post on flu prevention measures that older people should take.
Study on Genetics of Frailty Aims to Keep Seniors Sprightly
Drs. Joe Verghese and Nir Barzilai have teamed up with Drs. Gil Atzmon and Roee Holtzer to identify interventions to keep us strong and agile into old age.
Bogaisky's Readmission Study Receives AAMC Honorable Mention
Research conducted by Dr. Michael Bogaisky initiated a unique collaboration to identify and resolve the issues leading to high hospital readmission among the skilled nursing facility patient population.
George Appointed Geriatrics Fellowship Director
Dr. Claudene George was appointed Program Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program July 1, 2012.
Verghese Appointed New Chief of Geriatrics
Following a comprehensive national search, the Department of Medicine has appointed Dr. Joe Verghese as the new Chief of the Division of Geriatrics.