Jul 19, 2021

Best of Utah Body and Mind 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Beck and Dr. Alison Schlisman, who, in this issue of Best of Utah Body and Mind, have been named Best Oncologist and Best Geriatrician... Read More

Jun 01, 2021

COVID-19 and Vaccines Among Older Adults

With more than 80% of older adults vaccinated in Utah, the impact of COVID-19 among older adults in Utah looks a lot different today than in the fall and early winter of 2020. Drs. Mark Supiano (Professor & Chief, Geriatrics) and Emily Spivak (Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases) answer some questions about older adults and current information about COVID-19 vaccines.... Read More

May 24, 2021

American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Leaders Testify Before Congress

Two AGS leaders were invited to testify before Congress this week on issues important to ensuring high quality care for all of us as we age. Dr. Mark Supiano, AGS Board Member and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at the University of Utah, testified before the Senate Aging Committee at a hearing focused on Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving, “Taking Aim at Alzheimer’s: Frontline Perspectives and Caregiver Challenges.” Dr. Supiano outlined effective strategies to prevent and treat mild cognitive impairment and dementia and concluded with recommendations, including the need for a dementia-competent workforce. ... Read More

Mar 09, 2021

Aging Brain Care Program at University of Utah Health

The Aging Brain Care Program (ABC) is an interdisciplinary program whose goal is to diagnose, evaluate and treat cognitive disorders. The clinic, which was opened in July of 2020, is run by Dr. Michelle Sorweid and other cognitive specialists at the U of U Health. ... Read More

Feb 16, 2021

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - February 2021

One staff member from the Department of Internal Medicine will be highlighted monthly as part of our "From the Desk Of" staff recognition initiative. This month's featured staff member is Holly Abel from the Division of Geriatrics. ... Read More

Feb 04, 2021

Protecting Older Adults Against COVID-19

With COVID-19 vaccinations now available to Utahns ages 70 and older, many people are wondering if it safe to get the vaccine. Dr. Emily Spivak, MD, MHS, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Dr. Mark Supiano, MD, Chief of the Division of Geriatrics answer questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and how it affects older adults. ... Read More

Jan 20, 2021

Doctors Urge Utahns Age 70 And Older To Get COVID Vaccine As Soon As Possible

Dr. Mark Supiano, MD, and Dr. Emily Spivak, MD, MHS, are encouraging Utahns 70 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine. They reassure that while you may feel temporary symptoms after getting the vaccine you cannot get COVID-19 from the it. They also reiterate that the faster the vaccine can be distributed, the faster we can achieve herd immunity.... Read More

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