|Mount Sinai School of Medicine|
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and its Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development are internationally known and recognized as leaders in geriatric research, education and patient care. The Department is also internationally known as a leader in the field of evidence-based medicine as it applies to older adults, and is the institutional home of the Cochrane Collaboration's Health Care of Older People field.
Dr. Rosanne M. Leipzig, the Gerald and May Ellen Ritter Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development, and Vice-Chair for Education of the Mount Sinai Brookdale Department, has presented "That was the Year that Was" as a plenary session at the annual American Geriatrics Society Meeting since 1997. The MIAH website journal club and bibliography are updated accumulations of these sessions. The faculty and staff who work on the journal club and bibliography are: Dr. Rainier Soriano, the Associate Director of Medical Education; Dr. Helen Fernandez, the Assistant Fellowship Program Director; Dr. Reena Karani, the 2002 Chief Fellow of the Department; David Weeks, a Mt. Sinai medical student; Kara Lefkowitz, the Medical Publications Manager and Kathel Dunn, Program Manager, Education.
|The American Geriatrics Society|
|The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is the premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. With an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, the AGS has a long history of effecting change in the provision of health care for older adults. In the last decade, the Society has become a pivotal force in shaping attitudes, policies and practices regarding health care for older people.|
|The John A. Hartford Foundation|
The John A. Hartford Foundation is a private philanthropy established in 1929 by
John A. Hartford, who was a chief executive of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.
The Foundation, established to provide the greatest good for the greatest number of people, currently has more than $630 million in assets, over $20 million of which is used annually to fund its grants program.
Nearly all of the Foundation's grants are directed to its Aging and Health Program, which addresses two major areas: Academic Geriatrics and Training, and Integrating and Improving Services for Elders.
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