Guest Speaker Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, Presented At The Gerald Rothstein, MD Endowed Lectureship
Apr 9, 2018 12:00 AM
Guest Speaker Louise Aronson, MD, MFA Presented at the Gerald Rothstein, MD Endowed Lectureship
The Gerald Rothstein, MD Endowed Lectureship was established to recognize Dr. Rothstein for his long-term involvement in the School of Medicine and the advancement of geriatric medicine. The endowed funds establish permanent funding to support guest researchers addressing critical issues associated with geriatrics.
It was an honor to have guest speaker Louise Aronson, MD, MFA present “Optimizing Medical Care for Older Adults: What Does Steve Jobs Have To Do With It? The full lecture can be seen online.
Louise Aronson, MD, MFA, UCSF Division of Geriatrics Professor, UCF Director of Medical Humanities
Louise Aronson is an accomplished doctor and a writer. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers.
Her interests focus on geriatric education. She has served in numerous roles including Director of the Northern California Geriatrics Education Center, UCSF Medical Humanities, and the Optimizing Aging Project. She has received numerous awards for her teaching, education research, and writing including the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine.
Her writing appears in newspapers, literary and medical journals including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the New England Journal of Medicine. In 2013 she published a book: A History of Present Illness: Stories.
Gerald Rothstein, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine Intern to Emeritus Professor, 1962-2010.
Dr. Rothstein received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida School of Medicine in 1962. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He also served as Chief Medical Resident under Chairman Maxwell M. Wintrobe.
He was interested in disordered marrow regulation in the young and old. This led to the founding of the Department of Medicine’s Geriatrics Program in 1986. He also served as Chief of the Division of Human Development and Aging until 2005.
In 1991, along with other faculty, he helped launch the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Salt Lake City Medical Center. A Geriatric Fellowship training program was also initiated that same year.
Thanks to his creativity and leadership, geriatric medicine has become an integral part of Internal Medicine practice at the University of Utah, the VA, and IMC hospitals.