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May 19, 2015 – 23rd Annual Research Night

Thank you to everyone who attended the EPGS 23rd Annual Research Night, and thank you to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia for co-sponsoring this event at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Thomson Gallery.

Congratulations to all of our presenters. Our Geriatric Fellow participants represented the following institutions: Thomas Jefferson University, Rowan University SOM NJISA, University of Pennsylvania, and Crozer- Keystone Medical Center/Temple University Hospital.

Thank you to our supporter:

This year's Winners and Presenters were:
(Learn more about the research by clicking on the names of the presenters)

First Place: Dr. Jenaro (J.J.) Hernandez, University of Pennsylvania
"Independence at Home Eligibility Criteria Successfully Identify the Most Ill and Costly of Home Care Patients"

Second Place: Dr. Drew Maygren, Rowan University SOM NJISA
"The Role of Religiosity and Locus of Control on Caregiver Burden and Anticipated Grief after the Care Recipient has Received a New Diagnosis of Dementia"

Third Place: Dr. Neesha Patel, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
"Characterization of the Older Adult Refugee Population at Thomas Jefferson University's Center for Refugee Health and Implementation of Geriatric Assessments in Older Refugees"

Dr. Amanda de la Paz, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
"Improving Screening and Intervention Rates for Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults"

Dr. Himabindu Lanka, Crozer Chester Medical Center
"Health Care Providers' Perspective on Communication of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Plan to Geriatric Patients"

Dr. Erin Rae Lockard, University of Pennsylvania
"Improving the Rate of Early Discharges from an Acute Care of the Elderly Unit"

Dr. Alex Mirabadi, Crozer Chester Medical Center
"Assess Healthcare Providers' Knowledge and Practice about Sliding Scale Insulin Use in Long-term Diabetes Management for Individuals Residing in the Nursing Homes"

Dr. Tony Tran, Rowan University SOM NJISA
"Drug Burden Index in Assessing the Risk of Falls in Assisted Living Residents: A Retrospective Study"

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