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Adam C. Simning, M.D., Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Patient Care Setting

Psychiatry

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Adam Simning is an Assistant Professor who completed his psychiatry residency in 2017 and geriatric psychiatry fellowship in 2018. Dr. Simning currently provides consultative clinical care to approximately 30 nursing homes through University of Rochester's Skilled Nursing Facility Telepsychiatry Program.

Research

As a physician-scientist trained in Geriatric Psychiatry and Epidemiology, I am developing a research program to help older adults with complex physical, psychological, and social needs age in place. With funding from the National Institute on Aging, we are using local and Medicare datasets to examine transition patterns and factors affecting the length of stay in the community among discharged skilled nursing facility patients. These findings are informing a care transitions intervention to help vulnerable older adults successfully transition from the skilled nursing facility to their homes. To date, Dr. Simning's research has received funding from the NIA, NIH, New York State Department of Health, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Geriatric Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

2011
PhD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Epilepsy

2013
MD | University of Rochester Medical Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018
Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017
Residency in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

6/01/2013 - 6/30/2014
Internship in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2021 - 2022
Advance Research Institute (ARI) in Mental Health and Aging Scholar
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health

2021
Division of Geriatrics & Aging Research Award
Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2020
New Investigator Award
Sponsor: Health in Aging Foundation
Location: 2020 American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA

2016 - 2018
Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers,
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Aging
Location: Bethesda, MD

2015 - 2017
Resident Research Award
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2015
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation 2015 Honors Scholar, recipient of the Yale Geriatric Psychiatry Scholarship
Sponsor: American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
Location: New Orleans, LA

2015
National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health
Location: Bethesda, MD

2013
The Benjamin Rush Prize in Psychiatry (awarded to a graduating medical student with promise of scholarship in Psychiatry)
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2013
The Class of 1976 Prize (awarded to a graduating medical student with promise to become an outstanding clinical teacher)
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2011
American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Member-in-Training Research Award
Sponsor: American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
Location: San Antonio, TX

2010
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation 2010 Scholar
Sponsor: American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
Location: Savannah, GA

2010
Second Place Poster, Collier Mental Health Research Poster Session
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2010
The Gerontological Society of America Health Sciences Section 2010 Person-in-Training Award
Sponsor: Gerontological Society of America
Location: New Orleans, LA

2010
The Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Greater Rochester Geriatric Award
Location: Rochester, NY

2008
Awarded SAMHSA Scholarship to attend CDC's "Effective Programs to Treat Depression in Older Adults: Implementation Strategies fo
Sponsor: SAMHSA
Location: Atlanta, GA

2005
Phi Beta Kappa, Member
Location: Claremont, CA

2004 - 2005
The Nell J. & Louis B. Ziegler Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Pomona College
Location: Claremont, CA

2004
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Associate Member
Location: Claremont, CA

2003 - 2004
Pomona Valley Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Sponsor: Pomona Valley Hospital
Location: Pomona, CA

2003
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Member
Location: Claremont, CA

2002 - 2005
Pomona College Scholar
Sponsor: Pomona College
Location: Claremont, CA

2002 - 2003
Herbert R. Reeves Scholarship
Sponsor: Pomona College
Location: Claremont, CA

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/29/2021
Simning A, Caprio TV, Li Y, Conwell Y. "Near Vision but not Hearing Loss is Associated with Lacking a Usual Source of Health Care." Journal of aging and health.. 2021 Apr 29; :8982643211014323. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

1/4/2021
Wang J, Ying M, Temkin-Greener H, Caprio TV, Yu F, Simning A, Conwell Y, Li Y. "Care-Partner Support and Hospitalization in Assisted Living During Transitional Home Health Care." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2021 Jan 4; Epub 2021 Jan 04.

11/18/2020
Orth J, Li Y, Simning A, Zimmerman S, Temkin-Greener H. "Nursing Home Residents with Dementia: Association Between Place of Death and Patient Safety Culture." The Gerontologist.. 2020 Nov 18; Epub 2020 Nov 18.

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