Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

12-2-2010: Medicine Grand Rounds

Our Grandparents, Our Parents, Our Future Selves: Optimizing Function in Old Age

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 2, 2010

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Thomas M. Gill, MD

Thomas M. Gill, MD
Humana Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Investigative Medicine, Yale University
Co–Director, Yale Program on Aging
Co–Director, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Director, Research Career Development Core
Co–Director, Yale Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Director, Yale Center for Disability and Disabling Disorders

Dr. Thomas Gill is a leading authority on the epidemiology and prevention of disability among older persons and the author of more than 140 original reports and other publications. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institute on Aging since 1997. 

Dr. Gill holds several leadership positions at Yale, including Director of the Program on Aging and the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, the Center on Disability and Disabling  Disorders, and a NIA-funded postdoctoral training program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research.  His research accomplishments have been recognized through receipt of a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health and election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. Dr. Gill is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Award, the RWJ Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award, the Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award from the American Geriatrics Society, and the Ewald W. Busse Research Award in the Biomedical Sciences from the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

A graduate of the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Dr. Gill completed his housestaff training in internal medicine at the University of Washington, received his research training in clinical epidemiology as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale, and joined the faculty at Yale in 1994 after completing an additional year as a geriatrics fellow. 


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the epidemiology of functional decline and disability among older persons
  2. Identify the risk factors and precipitants of disability
  3. Understand the strategies that may forestall disability and/or optimize function in old age


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


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