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Drs. Yaffe and Keret report an association between seizures of unknown etiology and increased risk of dementia.

March 11, 2020
Key Points Question  What is the association of late-onset unprovoked seizures of unknown etiology with the risk of dementia? Findings  In this cohort study that included 292 262 US veterans 55 years and older, those with incident unprovoked seizures of unknown etiology were twice as likely to be...

Dr. Barnes develops a new tool that use information in the electronic health record (EHR) to help identify older patients with undiagnosed dementia.

March 02, 2020
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Early recognition of dementia would allow patients and their families to receive care earlier in the disease process, potentially improving care management and patient outcomes, yet nearly half of patients with dementia are undiagnosed. Our aim was to develop and validate an...

Erica Kornblith published a paper on Physical and Functional Impairment Among Older Adults With a History of Traumatic Brain Injury

February 13, 2020
Abstract Objectives:  To examine the association of lifetime history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) with later-life physical impairment (PI) and functional impairment (FI) and to evaluate the impact of neurobehavioral symptoms that frequently co-occur with TBI on these relations.

Deb Barnes presents at UC Davis Alzheimer's Distinguished Lecture Series

February 07, 2020
Dr. Deborah Barnes, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco and a Research Health Science Specialist at the San Francisco VA. Her research focuses on identifying modifiable risk factors for cognitive impairment and...

Dr. Byers advances knowledge on late-life suicide and primary care in recent JAGS publication.

February 03, 2020
Comorbidity Profiles Identified in Older Primary Care Patients Who Attempt Suicide.

Dr. Byers awarded a federal grant for ongoing research of older Veterans and suicide.

February 03, 2020
Grant title: "The Role of Medications in Predicting Suicide-Related Outcomes and Unintended Death in Older Veterans" Grant type: VA Merit Award Funding Institute: Clinical Science Research & Development Service of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development

Dr. Yaffe elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 23, 2019
Four UC San Francisco faculty members are among the 100 new members and 10 international members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Election to the NAM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding...

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