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Annette Medina-Walpole

InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressHighlands Living Center
500 Hahnemann Trail
Pittsford NY 14534
 Awards And Honors
1998     Presidential Poster Award for Models of Geriatric Care  | American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington
2008     Chair, American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting
1982 - 1986Nathan Ford Giffin Trustee Scholar, Charles A. Dana Scholar, St. Lawrence University Faculty Scholar
2005 - 2007Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Rochester
1999     Geriatric Academic Career Award  | Bureau of Health Professions
2009     AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Conference  | University of Rochester Nominee
1990     The Lemmon Pharmaceutical Company Student Award  | University of Chicago
1987 - 1990National Hispanic Scholar
2009     Physician Mentor Recognition Award  | American Medical Association Women Physician's Congress
2000     Merck / AGS New Investigator Award  | American Geriatrics Society
1986     Summa Cum Laude Graduate, St. Lawrence University, Phi Beta Kappa, The Thomas A. Dooley Pre-Medical Award
1999     Young Investigator Award  | Hartford Center of Excellence, University of Rochester
1991     The David A. Ontjes Intern of the Year Award  | University of North Carolina
2000     Certification as a Medical Director in Long-Term Care  | American Medical Directors Association
2008     Appointed to Fellow Status  | American Geriatrics Society
2001     Presidential Poster Award for Geriatric Education Research,
1985     Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, The Edward N. Warner Biology Award
Dr. Annette Medina-Walpole is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics & Aging at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) where she is active in clinical, education and faculty development activities. She serves as Medical Director and attending physician for The Living Center at Highlands at Pittsford, a URMC affiliated skilled nursing facility. Dr. Medina-Walpole is the recipient of several national and local research and teaching awards including a Hartford Center of Excellence Young Investigator Award, the New Investigator Award from American Geriatrics Society, and a Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Bureau of Health Professions. Dr. Medina-Walpole also collaborated with the John A. Hartford Foundation to create a national resource guide for Geriatric Centers of Excellence on Recruitment to Advanced Fellowship Training and Faculty Positions in Academic Geriatrics. She was a Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow and a Dean's Teaching Fellow and is now co-directing the Dean's Teaching Fellowship at URMC. She directs the Aging Theme at the University of Rochester School of Medicine as well as a course for first year students, Skills in Complete Patient Evaluation. Dr. Medina-Walpole was the principal investigator on the Chief Resident Immersion Training Grant and is co-principal investigator on a recently funded Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grant to train hospitalists and subspecialists in geriatrics. Dr. Medina-Walpole is also active on the national front in the American Geriatrics Society as the Co-Chair of a Junior Faculty Task Force, Program Committee member, past Chair of the Teacher's Section and Chair of the 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting. Her current career interests include geriatric education, faculty development and the academic career development of clinician educators in geriatric medicine.

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  1. Friedman SM, Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole AM, Caprio TV, Karuza J, McCann RM. "Geriatricizing" hospitalists: identifying educational opportunities. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2013; 34(4):409-20.
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  2. Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole A, Lambert DR. More about nursing homes and medical education. Acad Med. 2013 Jan; 88(1):8-9.
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  3. Gillespie SM, Thornburg LL, Caprio TV, Medina-Walpole A. Love letters: an anthology of constructive relationship advice shared between junior mentees and their mentors. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Sep; 4(3):287-9.
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  4. Medina-Walpole A, Mooney CJ, Lyness JM, Lambert DR, Lurie SJ. Medical student attitudes toward patients in diverse care settings: the impact of a patient evaluation course. Teach Learn Med. 2012 Apr; 24(2):117-21.
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  5. Nelson D, Medina-Walpole A. Elder care provider fact sheets. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Dec; 58(12):2414-5.
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  6. Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole A. Teaching undergraduate geriatrics in the anatomy laboratory. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Oct; 58(10):2000-2.
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  7. Williams BC, Warshaw G, Fabiny AR, Lundebjerg Mpa N, Medina-Walpole A, Sauvigne K, Schwartzberg JG, Leipzig RM. Medicine in the 21st century: recommended essential geriatrics competencies for internal medicine and family medicine residents. J Grad Med Educ. 2010 Sep; 2(3):373-83.
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  8. Lang VJ, Clark NS, Medina-Walpole A, McCann R. Hazards of hospitalization: hospitalists and geriatricians educating medical students about delirium and falls in geriatric inpatients. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2008; 28(4):94-104.
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  9. Medina-Walpole A, Fonzi J, Katz PR. Academic career development in geriatric fellowship training. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Dec; 55(12):2061-7.
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  10. Medina-Walpole A, Heppard B, Clark NS, Markakis K, Tripler S, Quill T. Mi Casa o Su Casa? Assessing function and values in the home. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Feb; 53(2):336-42.
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  11. Shah MN, Heppard B, Medina-Walpole A, Clark NS, McCann R. Emergency medicine management of the geriatric patient: an educational program for medical students. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Jan; 53(1):141-5.
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  12. Reuben DB, Lee M, Katz D, Warshaw G, Medina-Walpole A, Bragg E, Frank JC. Building academic geriatric capacity: an evaluation of the John A. Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence initiative. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Aug; 52(8):1384-90.
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  13. Medina-Walpole A, Clark NS, Heppard B, Dannefer E, Hall W, McCann R. A user's guide to enhancing geriatrics in an undergraduate medical school curriculum: the ten-step model to winning the "geriatric game". J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 May; 52(5):814-21.
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  14. Medina-Walpole A, Barker WH, Katz PR. Strengthening the fellowship training experience: findings from a national survey of fellowship trained geriatricians 1990-1998. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Apr; 52(4):607-10.
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  15. Matter CA, Speice JA, McCann R, Mendelson DA, McCormick K, Friedman S, Medina-Walpole A, Clark NS. Hospital to home: Improving internal medicine residents' understanding of the needs of older persons after a hospital stay. Acad Med. 2003 Aug; 78(8):793-7.
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  16. Medina-Walpole A, Barker WH, Katz PR, Karuza J, Williams TF, Hall WJ. A tribute to mentors in geriatric medicine: results of a national survey of fellowship-trained geriatricians 1990-1998. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 May; 51(5):726.
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  17. Medina-Walpole A, Barker WH, Katz PR, Karuza J, Williams TF, Hall WJ. The current state of geriatric medicine: a national survey of fellowship-trained geriatricians, 1990 to 1998. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 May; 50(5):949-55.
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  18. Hughes TL, Medina-Walpole AM. Implementation of an interdisciplinary Behavior Management Program. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2000 May; 48(5):581-7.
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  19. Medina-Walpole AM, Katz PR. Nursing home-acquired pneumonia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1999 Aug; 47(8):1005-15.
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  20. Medina-Walpole AM, McCormick WC. Provider practice patterns in nursing home-acquired pneumonia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1998 Feb; 46(2):187-92.
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