UAB Insight Geriatrics Volume 2

N OT E WO RTY E V E N T Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Dancing with the Silver Stars The annual “Silver Stars” event benefits the UAB Center for Aging. Themed “Adding Years to Life and Life to Years,” it pairs local corporate and civic leaders with area professional dancers for a spirited celebration of aging. November 5, 2012, at The Club in Birmingham. For more information, visit www.uab.edu/dwtss. PAID Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND AVE S BIRMINGHAM AL 35294-0104 VOL. 2 NO. 3 GERIATRICS INSIGHT Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South Birmingham, AL 35233 T H E U N IV E RS IT Y O F A L A BA M A AT B IR M IN G H A M ©2012 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster address changes to: UAB Insight, 500 22nd Street South Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave S Birmingham, AL 35294 ON THE COVER UAB Geriatrics leads effort to bridge gaps in health care for older African Americans. Selma, Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, where African Americans marched for equality, is an iconic GERIATRICS INSIGHT reminder of the gap in health care in disadvantaged communities. S T E V E WO O D For more information on UAB’s Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine visit ggm.dom.uab.edu Visit the UAB Medicine Online Headquarters for Physicians P H YS I C I A N H Q I S S U E H I G H L I G H T S The southeastern United States, containing 50% Deep South RCMAR Renewed to Help Overcome Region’s “Health Disparities Belt” of the nation’s older African Americans and 90% of rural UABMEDICINE.ORG/PHYSICIAN • Information on how to refer geriatrics patients to UAB Medicine UAB Named a National Center of Excellence in Pain Education Five Are Hartford Foundation Scholars • Full digital and downloadable editions of physician publications including all sixteen specialty editions of UAB Medicine Insight Medicine Chair Is Geriatrics Specialist • Links to other helpful resources for referring physicians including Ambassador, UAB School of Medicine CME, and UAB research information. Register for quarterly news, events, and updates from UAB Medicine at UABMedicine.org/physician. Minority Aging Research. UAB geriatrician Richard Allman, MD, director of African Americans, has been termed “America’s Third • Information to help your geriatrics patients navigate UAB Medicine • News and updates about recent medical and research discoveries, advancements, patient care, events, and seminars Deep South RCMAR Renewed to Help Overcome Region’s “Health Disparities Belt” Behavioral Therapy for Overactive Bladder in Men New Physicians 2 Teaching Excellence 3 UAB Medicine News 3 UAB’s Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative World” for its extremes of poverty and deprivation. Care, is principal investigator of the center. He says, “The For the past five years, UAB and three partnering institutions have addressed the legacy of poverty, inadequate health care, and disadvantaged educational and economic Deep South RCMAR is working to bridge the gap between health disparity research and healthy minority aging.” The RCMAR partnership includes UAB, the University Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). Featured Research Program 3 Noteworthy Event 4 opportunities for this population through the Deep South of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Morehouse University School of Medicine in Atlanta, and Tuskegee University in Now the center has received $2.38 million from the southeastern Alabama. Morehouse and Tuskegee are National Institute on Aging to continue its work for another Historically Black Colleges and Universities. five years as one of seven national Resource Centers for Under the initial RCMAR grant (2007 to 2012) the FOR GERIATRIC CME OFFERINGS, GO TO WWW.ALABAMACME.UAB.EDU/GERIATRICS.ASPX continued on page 2