Monday, September 21, 2009

Mary Tinetti Wins MacArthur "Genius" Grant!

Great news for Geriatrics! For the second consecutive year, a geriatrician has been awarded a MacArthur "genius" grant. Last year, Dr. Diane Meier of Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Center to Advance Palliative Care won for her pioneering work in developing palliative care programs in US hospitals. This year, Dr. Mary Tinetti of Yale won for her work in understanding and preventing falls in the elderly. Congratulations! This is well deserved attention to the stars of our field; great press for geriatrics and palliative care; and for the winners $500,000 isn't bad either...

1 comment:

Jerry said...

That's welcome and deserved news on several fronts, most notably because Mary's work focuses on a topic that many people, in and out of the health care field, might consider too mundane to even think about.

Of course, a fall, preventable or not, with its many complications, including death, is not at all mundane for the people and families who are affected.