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Many of the faculty in the Section of Geriatrics are also actively engaged in research that enhances scientific understanding of aging and the causes and treatment of illnesses that afflict older adults. Often their research is carried out in collaboration with colleagues at the Boston University School of Medicine and other schools within the university, as well as at institutions throughout the United States and the world. With the help of funding from the National Institutes of Health, our research agenda continues to grow. We place a high priority on mentoring junior investigators to ensure that they become highly competent independent investigators as their careers progress.

Our clinician-researchers publish in leading medical journals and use their research to bring innovation in teaching geriatrics and improving the care of vulnerable older adults.

Our research falls generally into the following categories:

Boston Medical Center in collaboration with Boston University, Tufts University and Joslin Diabetes Center, carries the distinction of being one of only 11 Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers(OAIC) funded nationwide. The Pepper Center brings experts from many disciplines together to conduct research and to train young scientists in the development of function promoting therapies for the prevention and treatment of functional limitations and disability among older adults.

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In addition to the Pepper Center we collaborate with colleagues throughout Boston University, including colleagues affiliated with:

Research Events

Section of Geriatrics highlights of the 2011 American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting (PDF)

Evans Day 2009

Each year our Department of Medicine holds a research celebration, Evans Research Days which acknowledges and fosters the research activities of the Department. A three-day period of academic activity includes visiting professors, a poster session, and an awards dinner.

This academic year the Section of Geriatrics was
well-represented at the
poster session as well as in the receipt of departmental awards.

Dr. Gary Brandeis, Dr. Serena
Chao and Dr. Rebecca Silliman

Patricia Kimball presenting her scientific poster

Dr. Rebecca Silliman, Section Chief, received the Excellence in Research Mentoring Award

Dr. George Rosenthal received the Outstanding Citizenship Award


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