Brown To Create Most Comprehensive Long-Term Care Database
The National Institute on Aging has awarded members of Brown University's Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research a major grant to create a first-ever national database that will allow researchers to study the impact of state policies and market forces on the quality of long-term care. The award comes at a time of increasing demand for the services of nursing homes and other long-term care providers; By 2020, an estimated 12 million U.S. elderly will need some form of long-term care.
"Placing Feeding Tubes in Hospitalized Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia Varies Widely," is available at www.jamamedia.org. It is also available on the JAMA YouTube, here is the link: http://pubs.ama-assn.org/homepage/media/pastreleases.dtl. This is freely available and no password sign-in needed.
LTCFocUS.org is a new website from the Shaping Long-Term Care in America Project being conducted at the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research and supported, in part, by the NIA. LTCFocUS.org provides users with research abstracts and publications and allows users to create their own tables and maps to gather information by state, county, or facility, including information on facility characteristics, geo-coded facility locations, resident characteristics, market characteristics, and state long-term care policies.
Go to LTCFocUS.org
Faculty In The News
- In April 2012, Associate Professor Linda Resnik is featured in an article about the VA Study to Optimize the DEKA Arm which is being featured at VA Research Week, April 23-27, 2012.
- In March 2012, Associate Professor David Dosa received the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2012 Medical Humanities Award for his outstanding work on Oscar the Cat and people struggling with dementia/EOL care.
- In January 2012, Veteran's Health Administration, Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) has recently established a National GEC Data and Analysis Center (GEC DAC) located at the Providence VA Medical Center. The Director of the newly established GEC DAC is Dr. Orna Intrator, a VA Research Health Scientist and Associate Professor (Research) at the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. Dr. Intrator has extensive experience in designing intricate databases and conducting complex analyses.
- In November 2011, Associate Professor Orna Intrator participated in the Inter RAI RBC Global Summit 2011: Aging, Health and Well Being. Orna was one of 50 invitees from 18 countries.
- In October 2011, Investigator Shubing Cai is honored by the American Public Health Association with an honorable mention for the Erickson Foundation Research Award.
- In September 2011, special article in The New England Journal of Medicine regarding End-of-Life Transitions among Nursing Home Residents with Cognitive Issues with first author Assistant Professor Pedro Gozalo
N Engl J Med 2011; 365:1212-1221
- In August 2011, Professors Vince Mor and Mary Fennell appeared on the Callie Crossley radio show on WGBH in Boston. A link to the recording of the show is available here.
- In July 2011, article in The New York Times by Assistant Professor Zhanlian Feng regarding A More Western Approach to Elder Care in China. nytimes article
- In June 2011, Professor Vince Mor is honored by Academy Health with the 2011 Distinguished Investigator Award, the citation from Academy Health is as follows:
Dr. Mor is professor and chair of the Department of Community Health at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Florence Pirce Grant University Professor of Community Health. Dr. Mor has been principal investigator of more than 25 NIH-funded grants focusing on the factors associated with variation in use of health services and the outcomes of the frail elderly and chronically ill experience. He has had multiple grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Pew Memorial Trust, the Retirement Research Foundation, and The Commonwealth Fund, as well as several federal contracts.
The Distinguished Investigator Award recognizes investigators who have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of health services research through scholarship, teaching, advancement of science and methods, and leadership.
- In April 2011, Associate Professor Linda Resnik discusses the development of the CRIS tool for measuring community reintegration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfsZVF_vAj8
- In March 2011, newly published paper about Nursing Home Boom in China has Little Government Involvement by first author Assistant Professor Zhanlian Feng, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03330.x/pdf
- In February 2011, newly published paper about Receipt of Disease--Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs Among Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis in Medicare Managed Care Plans with second author Assistant Professor Amal Trivedi, http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/5/480.short
- In January 2011, newly published paper about Nursing Home Closures Clustered in Poor, Minority Areas with first author Assistant Professor Zhanlian Feng, http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2011/01/closures
In December 2010, newly published paper about Hospice care increasing for nursing home patients with dementia with first author Associate Professor Susan Miller, http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2010/12/dementia
In September 2010, two new faculty joined Brown University's Health Services Policy & Practice (HSPP) Section in the Program in Public Health. Dr. Ira Wilson is Professor of Community Health and Chair of HSPP and Dr. Omar Galarraga is Assistant Professor of Community Health. Dr. Wilson's work has examined quality of care in persons with HIV infection. Dr. Galarraga's work examines cost/benefit economic analyses to improve healthcare delivery around the world, particularly for poor people and those afflicted with HIV/AIDS. http://today.brown.edu/faculty/2010/wilson http://today.brown.edu/faculty/2010/galarraga
In March 2010, newly published article about Prevalence of Nursing Assistant Trarining and Certification Programs Within Nursing Homes with first author Denise Tyler, Investigator . Click here for article.
- In February 2010, Hyperion Books published "Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat," by Assistant Professor of Medicine David Dosa.
- Associate Dean of Medicine for Public Health and Public Policy Terrie Wetle has been appointed to the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. Her term begins in January 2010 and ends in December 2013.
- Dr. Richard Besdine, director of the Center for Gerontology and HealthCare Research, was appointed appointed chief medical officer for the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)in December 2009.
- Professor of Medical Science Vince Mor received the NCCNHR Public Service Award for his series of studies revealing racial and socioeconomic inequality in nursing home care in the United States at NCCNHR's Annual Meeting on October 25, 2009 in Washington,DC.
- Joan Teno, professor of community health, was honored with a Distinguished Researcher Award in recognition of scholarship and substantial body of research enhancing knowledge and practice in the field of end-of-life care at NHPCO's 10th Clinical Conference and Scientific Symposium September 24-26, 2009 in Denver, CO.