Division of Geriatrics

The Division of Geriatrics began in 1986 and has experienced steady growth ever since. Today, the Division is home to over 20 full-time faculty members, 25 staff members, and an average of five pre and post-doctoral trainees per year. Over the last five years, research expenditures have grown substantially, from $500k in to $2.4M in direct costs annually. As the population of our state and nation ages, the Division of Geriatrics strives to build on this foundation and will continue to produce outstanding researchers, educators, and clinicians.

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Even Frail, Older Adults Could Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction
Research
May 19, 2016

Even Frail, Older Adults Could Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction

Adults with hypertension who are age 75 years and older, including those who are frail and with poor overall health, could benefit from lowering their blood pressure below current medical guidelines. The multi-institutional investigation was published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting on May 19. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
Study Shows Benefits of Intensive Blood Pressure Management
Research, Clinical
Nov 09, 2015

Study Shows Benefits of Intensive Blood Pressure Management

Internal Medicine, , heart, high blood pressure

Patients whose blood pressure target was lowered to reach a systolic goal of less than 120 mmHg had their risk for heart attack, heart failure or stroke reduced by 24 percent, and their risk for death lowered by 27 percent. Compared to a systolic blood pressure goal of less than 140 mmHg, aggressive treatment appeared to be as effective for elderly participants as for adults age 50-74, according to results from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) presented at the American Heart Association meeting and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Nov. 9. ... Read More

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