Research

Research in the Division of Geriatrics & Aging encompasses health services, clinical and interdisciplinary training initiatives. The Division has successfully competed for more than seven million dollars over the past few years representing projects supported by the NIH, VA, HRSA and the John A Hartford Foundation and other sources. Interdepartmental collaboration underpins much of the Division's success, most notably with nursing, psychiatry, psychology, developmental disabilities, neurology and chiropractic. Partnerships with some of the region's premier academic centers, such as the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, have resulted in the creation of educational programs that help to define new policy and research directions.

Clinical Research - Current Health Services Research - Current Training Program - Current
Clinical Research - Completed Health Services Research - Completed Training Program - Completed

Clinical Research - Current

DHHS/PHS/NIH/NIA:  Patterns of Genes and Their Products in subjects at Risk for Cognitive Diosorders
RO1 AG 030752-01-A1 William Hall, MD (Co-PI) 4/30/2007 - 4/30/2012
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Clinical Research - Completed

VA:  Chiropractic Management of Chronic Lower Back Pain in Older Adults. Purpose is to compare spinal manipulation to standard medical care.
  Paul Dougherty, DC (PI) 9/1/2007 - 8/1/2010
AO Foundation:  AO America Pilot Project - Translation of the Geriatric Fracture Center Program model to other hospitals. The goal of this grant is to provide the preliminary data in replicating the GFC model, in preparation for an RO1 application.
  Stephen Kates, MD (PI)
Susan Friedman, MD (Co-PI)
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010
HRSA:  Chiropractic Management of Chronic Lower Back Pain in Older Adults. Clinical Prediction Rule for Spinal Manipulation in a Chronic Low Back Pain Population
R18HP07641-01-00 Paul Dougherty, DC (PI) 10/1/2006 - 9/30/2009
DHHS/HRSA:  Livingston County Injury and Illness Prevention Project for Community Dwelling Older Adults
1 D04RH0449 Manish Shah, MD (PI) 5/2007 - 4/2009
DHHS/PHS/NIH/NIA:   Function, Quality of Life, and Nursing Home Use in PACE. This study investigates differences in enrollees in 3 models of long-term care, including PACE, and evaluates outcomes for participants and their caregivers
5K23AG19545 Susan Friedman, MD (PI) 9/1/2000 - 5/31/2006
NINR:  Creating Avenues for Relative Empowerment (CARE). This is an intervention to improve outcomes of hospitalized elders by involving family members in their hospital care
  Robert McCann, MD (Investigator) 2003 - 2007
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Health Services Research - Current

DHHS/PHS/NIH/NIA:  Shaping Long Term Care in America, Project 3 MD MIA. Purpose is to develop a community-based system to identify and treat older adults with depression and other mental illnesses.
P01AG027296-0141 V. Mor (PI)   Brown University
Paul Katz, MD (Consultant)
Jurgis Karuza, PhD  (Consultant)
6/1/2008 - 6/30/2012
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Health Services Research - Completed

Administration on Aging:  Performance Outcomes Measurement Project. (POMP)
  Jurgis Karuza, PhD (Investigator) 2006 - 2011
NIMH:   Senior Health and Research Alliance. Purpose is to develop a community-based system to identify and treat older adults with depression and other mental illnesses.
R24 MH071604 Yeates Conwell, MD (PI)
Jurgis Karuza, PhD (Evaluator)
5/2006 - 4/2011
VA/HRSD:   VA Nursing Home Medical Staff Models & Care Models
IIR O7-114-1 Paul Katz, MD (PI) 6/15/2008 - 3/1/2011
DHHS/PHS/NIH/NIA:   Team Performance and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
1R01 AG023077-01A2 Helena Temkin-Greener, MD (PI)
Paul Katz, MD (Consultant)
9/1/2005 - 8/31/2009
DHHS/PHS/NIH/NIA:   Detection of Elder Mistreatment in the Aging Services Network
1R21AG030683-01 Yeates Conwell, MD (PI)
Paul Katz, MD (Faculty)
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009
AMDA Foundation/Pfizer Quality Improvement Award:  Improving Communication at Transition from Skilled Nursing to Emergency Department
  Suzanne Gillespie, MD (PI) 3/2008 - 3/2009
Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation:   Redesign Using ACOVE Criteria. This project is evaluating the application of ACOVE Quality Indicators in primary care internal medicine practices.
  William Hall, MD (Co-PI) 2005 - 2008
DHHS/PHS/NIH/NIA:   Nursing Homes: Medical Staff Models and Care Correlates
R21 AGO25246 Paul Katz, MD (PI) 2/1/2005 - 1/31/2007
NYSOFA:  Geriatric In-Home Medical Care
Paul Katz, MD (PI) 4/1/2008 - 3/31/2008
NYSOFA:  Geriatric Caregiver Support Services Survey for Family Caregiver Council
Paul Katz, MD (PI) 4/1/2008 - 3/31/2009
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Training Program - Current

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
  Robert McCann, MD  (PI)
Annette Medina-Walpole, MD (Co-PI)
1/1/11 - 12/31/15
DHHS/BHPr/HRSA:   Geriatric Training Program for Physicians, Dentists, and Behavioral and Mental Health Professions. Purpose is to implement an interdisciplinary geriatric fellowship for physicians, dentists, and psychiatrists.
2D01HP08792-04

Thomas V Caprio , MD                 

Project Director and PI

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2015
DHHS/BHPr/HRSA:   Geriatric Education Centers Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center of Upstate New York (Consortium Grant). Purpose is to provide geriatric education for health care workers in Upstate NY.
UB4HP19204-01 Jurgis Karuza, PhD (PI) 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2015
DHHS/BHPr/HRSA:   A career development award from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Geriatric Academic Career Award Recipients:
 

Annette Medina-Walpole, MD
Nancy Shafer Clark, MD

Brian Heppard, MD
C. Michael Henderson, MD
Dallas Nelson, MD
Thomas Caprio, MD (current)
Suzanne Gillespie, MD (current)

John A. Hartford Foundation:  Center of Excellence in Geriatrics. The Rochester Center of Excellence in Geriatrics. The goal of this grant is the development of Geriatrics programs, including funding multiple pilot grants.
  William Hall, MD (PI)
William Hall, MD (PI)
William Hall, MD (PI)
1997 - 2000
2000 - 2007
1/1/2008 - 12/31/2013
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Training Program - Completed

DHHS/PHS/NIH/NIA:  Research Training in Geriatrics and Gerontology. This two year interdisciplinary program provides training for post-doctoral fellows who want to become clinical and health services researchers, by providing a series of workshops and coursework, combined with a mentored research experience.
1T32AG020493-01A2 William Hall, MD (PI) 6/1/2005 - 5/31/2010
American Geriatrics Society / John A. Hartford Foundation:  Increasing Geriatrics Expertise in Non-Primary Care Specialties - Core Curriculum. Purpose is to direct program that selects career awards in geriatrics for surgical specialists.
  Paul Katz, MD - Director of Jahnigen Committee 1997 - 2009
Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs / John A. Hartford Foundation:   Chief Resident Immersion Training
  Annette Medina-Walpole, MD (PI) 7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009
DHHS/BHPr/HRSA:   Geriatric Education Centers Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center of Upstate New York (Consortium Grant). Purpose is to provide geriatric education for health care workers in Upstate NY.
1D31HP08811-02-00 Paul Katz, MD (PI) 9/1/2007 - 6/30/2010
DHHS/BHPr/HRSA:   Geriatric Training Program for Physicians, Dentists, and Behavioral and Mental Health Professions. Purpose is to implement an interdisciplinary geriatric fellowship for physicians, dentists, and psychiatrists.
1D01HP08792-02-00

Paul Katz, MD

Project Director and PI

9/1/2007 - 6/30/2010
Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs / John A. Hartford Foundation:   Chief Resident Immersion Training
  Annette Medina-Walpole, MD (PI) 7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009
John A. Hartford Foundation / American Geriatrics Society:   Geriatrics for Specialty Residents Award. This grant provides support for development of a curriculum to teach Geriatrics to Orthopedics residents.
  Daniel Mendelson, MD (PI) 7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation: The Rochester Model: A comprehensive Program to Strengthen Physicians' Training in Geriatrics. This is an educational grant to increase the content of geriatrics in all four years of the medical school curriculum, residency training and with community physician.
  Robert McCann, MD  (PI)
Annette Medina-Walpole, MD (Co-PI)
Nancy Shafer Clark, MD (Co-PI)
2001 - 2005
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