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Hebrew SeniorLife's Dr. Sharon K. Inouye elected to Institute of Medicine
Date:10/17/2011

BOSTON, MASS. October 17, 2011 The Institute for Aging Research (the Institute), at Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) today announced Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Inouye is the Director of the Aging Brain Center at the Institute for Aging Research which seeks to transform the human experience of aging by conducting research that will ensure a life of health, dignity and productivity into advanced age. Inouye holds the Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair in Alzheimer's Disease at the Institute, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a faculty member in the Division of Gerontology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

"Along with Hebrew SeniorLife's geriatric health care services, senior housing communities and teaching programs, the Institute for Aging Research is helping transform how we view aging, and Dr. Inouye is an important part of that transformation as a key member of our world-class faculty," said Len Fishman, Hebrew SeniorLife's chief executive officer. "Dr. Inouye's work on delirium is improving quality of life for seniors worldwide at a time when they are most vulnerable, and combined with the other members of the Institute of Medicine, her expertise will be instrumental to improve patient safety in the hospital and will further benefit our aging population."

A global expert on delirium, Inouye's innovative research has pioneered and defined the field, advancing the understanding of diagnosis, risk factors, prognosis, and interventions. Delirium is a common, preventable condition th
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