Accomplishments for Geriatrics

2017

UT Southwestern ranked #24 for Geriatrics in the Best Hospital Rankings by US News and World Report.

Dr. Craig Rubin was selected as a 2017 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award recipient.

March 2017 - Craig Rubin, M.D. has been selected to hold the Sinor/Pritchard (Katy Sinor and Kay Pritchard) Professorship in Medical Education Honoring Donald W. Seldin, M.D.

February, 2017 - Lynne Kirk, M.D. was officially recognized as the 2017 President of the Kenneth I. Shine M.D. Academy of Health Science Education during the organization's annual conference, held Feb. 16-17 in Austin.

January 2017 - Craig Rubin, M.D. received the Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research endowed professor collaborative research award for his proposal entitled "Investigating bone and skeletal muscle interaction in men with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy".

2016

UT Southwestern ranked #31 for Geriatrics in the Best Hospital Rankings by US News and World Report.

Dr. Ramona Rhodes was awarded an American Cancer Society Cancer Control Career Development Award.

Dr. Namirah Jamshed was awarded a Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health award from the Atlantic Philanthropies and John A. Harford Foundation

Dr. Lynne Kirk has been awarded the following:

  • 2016 Platinum Achievement Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine from TMA
  • D Magazine's Best Doctors in Geriatrics
  • She is Chair-elect of the Council on Medical Education of the AMA
  • She is President-elect of the UT Health Sciences Academy of Education

Dr. Thomas Dalton has been named as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency.

Dr. Thomas Dalton was selected to Super Doctors Rising Stars in Geriatric Medicine 2016-Published in June edition of Texas Monthly.

Dr. Thomas Dalton and the 12 South staff at Clements University Hospital were instrumental in getting a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) accreditation for CUH

Dr. Vivyenne Roche was awarded Outstanding Teacher Award voted by Medical Students 2018.

The Division of Geriatric Medicine received an anonymous donation in the amount of $50,000 for medical student research training and a T35 grant from NIA to support medical student training in aging research.

2015

Awarded 3rd place prize for the Knowledge and Attitudes surrounding Medical Error Disclosure of Interprofessional Students after Engagement in a Simulated Patient Encounter at the Annual Reynolds meeting in 2015.

UT Southwestern Divsion of Geriatrics was ranked #43 in the Best Hospital Rankings by the US News and World Report.

2014

An anonymous $100,000 gift has been received to support Medical Student Training in Aging Research.

Craig D. Rubin, MD has been named master of Seldin College.

Dr. Ramona Rhodes has been selected as a representative of the American Geriatrics Society on the Joint Commission Professional and Technical Advisory Committe for rehabilitation and nursing for 2014-15.

The Ivor and Mildred Wold Charitable Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas has once again provided a gift of $100,000 to the Southwestern Medical Foundation. The donation will be added to the Mildred and Ivor P. Wold Center for Geriatric Care endowment.

2013

The Geriatrics Section previously within the Division of General Internal Medicine became the Division of Geriatric Medicine on 9/1/2013.

Geriatrics takes top prize at the 2013 Reynolds Grantees Meeting in St. Louis, MO.
It's My Old Back Again: An Approach to Diagnosing and Managing Back Pain in the Older Adult was the awarded 3rd place in the "Product of the Year" competition. This highly interactive module, was developed by Una E. Makris, MD, Vivyenne Roche, MD, and Lindsay Oksenberg, MA, CMI.

Ramona Rhodes, MD, was the recipient of the Outstanding Committee Service Award from the Ethics Committee of the American Geriatrics Society.

Vivyenne Roche, MD, was the recipient of the Outstanding Committee Service Award from the Ethnogeriatrics Committee of the American Geriatrics Society.

UT-SAGE program was awarded second place for a Health Science Education Innovation Award at the Annual Innovations in Health and Science Education Conference held February 22, 2013 in Austin sponsored by the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education.

The Ivor and Mildred Wold Charitable Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas has provided another gift of $100,000 to the Southwestern Medical Foundation. The donation will be added to the Mildred and Ivor P. Wold Center for Geriatric Care endowment.

2012

Geriatrics takes top prize at the 2012 Reynolds Grantees Meeting in St. Louis, MO.
Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly was the awarded 2nd place in the "Product of the Year" competition. This highly interactive module, was developed by Philip Zimmern, MD, Craig Rubin, MD, and Lindsay Oksenberg, MA, CMI.

Craig Rubin, MD, received the first UT Southwestern Innovation in Medical Education Award.

Amit Shah, MD, was elected to UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers.

The Ivor and Mildred Wold Charitable Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas has provided a gift of $100,000 to the Southwestern Medical Foundation. The donation will be added to the Mildred and Ivor P. Wold Center for Geriatric Care endowment.

Roopali Gupta, MD, was awarded a UT Health Science Education Small Grant by the UT Academy of Health Science Education in January 2012.

Ramona Rhodes, MD, will lead a workshop entitled "Feeding Tube Use in Persons with Advanced Dementia: Where Are We Now?" at the 2012 AGS meeting.

In addition, at the same 2012 AGS meeting, Vivyenne Roche, MD, will lead a workshop entitled "Don't get Lost in Translation - a Practical Approach to Cultural Competency".

Belinda Vicioso, MD, was appointed Program Chair of The American Geriatrics Society (AGS).

Drs. Craig Rubin, Vivyenne Roche, Amit Shah and Belinda Vicioso, were named on the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report's list of top doctors!

2011

Geriatrics takes top prize at the 2011 Reynolds Grantees Meeting in St. Louis, MO.
Numb and Number: A Practical Approach to Periperhal Neuropathy was the awarded "Product of the Year". This highly interactive module was developed by Mike Singer, MD, PhD, Vivyenne Roche, MD, and Lindsay Oksenberg, MA, CMI.

Trammell Crow Residential gives $100,000 to support the Margaret and Trammell Crow Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer's and Geriatric Research. The chair, established in 2002, is held by Craig Rubin, MD.

Craig Rubin, MD, has been named to the National Quality Forum's (NQF) Resource Use Project: Phase II Bone/Joint Technical Advisory Panel. NQF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of American healthcare. Its private- and public-sector membership work together to create and implement solutions to continuously improve the quality of the American healthcare system.

Belinda Vicioso, MD, was presented with an American Geriatrics Society Service award at the 2011 AGS meeting in Washington, D.C. She was also named one of four co-editors of the eighth edition of the Geriatrics Review Syllabus, which contains the latest developments in geriatric medicine. The review syllabus is authored by more than 150 medical experts on the care of older persons.

Amit Shah, MD, is the new Editor-in-Chief of the Portal of Geriatric Online Education Geriatrics Education Modules (POGOe web-GEM). This national curriculum aims to create a virtual case-based geriatrics curriculum which links the AAMC Geriatrics Competencies to a series of cases for medical students.

Dr. Shah was also selected by the first year medical school class for the "Outstanding Lecturer Award" for his lectures on geriatrics in the first year curriculum. In addition he was selected by the fourth year medical school class as one of six faculty from all UT Southwestern faculty to be a Faculty Marshall at the 2011 medical school graduation.

Vivyenne Roche, MD, was appointed for a three-year term to the American Geriatrics Society Ethnogeriatrics committee of the American Geriatrics Society. This committee focuses on cultural competencies for health care professionals and addresses health disparities in patient care.

Kathryn Eubank, MD, was appointed as a mentor in Prichard College. Faculty, chosen because of their dedication to patients, teaching, and professionalism, serve as role models as well as advisors.

2010

Geriatrics takes top prize at the 2010 Reynolds Grantees Meeting in St. Louis, MO.
SAGE Intrinsic Aging: A Histological Perspective: Skin Module takes home "Product of the Year". The module, developed by Judith Head, PhD, Amit Shah, MD, and Lindsay Oksenberg, MA, CMI, fills a wide gap in content knowledge and is the first of a series of highly interactive web-based modules being developed by the Geriatrics SAGE team.

Ramona Rhodes, MD, a geriatrician clinician researcher with a focus on racial disparities in hospice use and end-of-life care, received a 2010 Merck/AGS New Investigator award. This Award is awarded to individuals whose original research, as presented in a submitted abstract, reflects new and relevant research in geriatrics, and are designed to recognize individuals who are committed to a career in aging research.

Roopali Gupta, MD, a geriatrician clinician educator, was awarded a prestigious HRSA Geriatrics Academic Career Award. Her grant, "Teaching interprofessional learners an individualized approach for geriatric preventive medicine", is a 5-year award which proposes development and implementation of novel interprofessional curriculum addressing the complexities of providing preventive medicine to older adults.

Lynne Kirk, MD, received the Distinguished Clinical Science Educator Award of the Year.

Kathryn Eubank, MD, received the MS4 Core Clerkship Teaching Award.