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Awards to 5 IU School of Medicine physicians address critical need for geriatricians
Date:4/27/2012

INDIANAPOLIS Five Indiana University School of Medicine geriatricians are among only 83 advanced fellows and junior faculty members nationwide who will share in $2.5 million in career development awards from The John A. Hartford Foundation. The IU School of Medicine was one of the top-funded institutions.

Award recipients from the IU School of Medicine are:

  • Tochukwu Iloabuchi, M.D., advanced geriatrics fellow joining IU faculty in July 2012.
  • Todd James, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine.
  • Michael LaMantia, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of medicine and Regenstrief Institute investigator.
  • Arif Nazir, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine.
  • Kathleen Unroe, M.D., MHA, visiting assistant research professor of medicine and Regenstrief Institute investigator.

All 83 recipients of the new career development awards are based at Hartford Foundation Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Training. The Centers of Excellence program is funded by the foundation, a champion of improving health care for older adults, and administered by the American Federation for Aging Research. Since 2010, the foundation has granted more than $7.5 million toward the goal of increasing the number of academic leaders in geriatric medicine.

"We have been fortunate to assemble a very passionate and talented group of young faculty members in geriatric medicine who aim to improve the health care of older Americans. Support from the Hartford Foundation is critical to helping them achieve their goals of becoming better teachers and researchers." said Steven Counsell, M.D., Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Professor of Geriatrics at the IU School of Medicine. Dr. Counsell is director of IU's Hartford Center of Excellence and of the IU Geriatrics program. He is also a Regenstrief Institute affiliated scientist.

As the population ages, there is a growing need for individuals to train future geriatrici
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Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University School of Medicine
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