Geriatrics News

Delivering Care Packages to Older Adults at Marcus Garvey

The American Geriatric Society (AGS) Student Interest Group and Bridging Gaps in Care delivered 168 care packages to residents of Marcus Garvey.  The care packages included a note from members translated into English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, a mask, a bottle of hand sanitizer, a small notebook that says "Everything is Going... More

Red Cooler Bag

Boston Medical Center's Home Care Program was established in 1875 and is the oldest, continuously operating in-home medical service in the United States, delivering care to those who cannot leave their homes for treatment. Our Home Care Program provides primary medical care to approximately 500 frail, home-bound and isolated older... More

Mini-Scholarship Day

Our section had our bi-annual, Mini-Scholarship Day on Friday, January 29, 2021. The purpose of the Geriatrics Mini-Scholarship Day is to provide informal updates about current research within the Section of Geriatrics. Section members are invited to give brief overviews of their current research projects/papers.   Below are our section members... More

MA Medical Schools Collaborative Project on Serious Illness Care

According to the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care updates, the Massachusetts Medical Schools Collaborative has been working on several areas of serious illness care. The four medical schools in Massachusetts (Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, Tufts University School of Medicine and UMass Medical School)  launched... More

Boston Magazine Top Doctors

Congratulations to our Geriatricians that have been recognized as Boston Magazine's Top Doctors! Pictured left to right are: Dr. Heidi Auerbach, who is the Director of our Outpatient Ambulatory Clinic and Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Hollis Day, who is the Chief of Geriatrics and Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Lisa Caruso, who is... More

Our First Virtual Holiday Party

Since the Section could not hold its traditional in person holiday party, we held our first virtual holiday party! On Saturday afternoon, we held a zoom party, including an ugly sweater contest, with prizes for the winners in adult, child and pet categories!  The group then did some karaoke caroling and... More

November was Caregiver Appreciation Month

A "typical" high intensity caregiver cares for someone over the age of 67 with multiple conditions and has been hospitalized at least once in the last year. This is the type of caregiver we see in our Geriatrics Home Care program, which provides in-home Primary Care for patients who are... More

Evans Clinician Designation

Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Auerbach on receiving the Evans Clinician Designation! This designation recognizes and celebrates outstanding clinicians who possess clinical skills, attributes and professionalism that define excellence. It acknowledges the value of clinical medicine and honors clinical role models among the faculty. As an Evans Clinician, Dr. Heidi Auerbach... More

George Rosenthal Award for Service Excellence

The Dr. George Rosenthal Award for Service Excellence is awarded annually to a Section member who goes "above and beyond", exerting additional effort, demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for their work and has pride in the section. This year the award goes to Catherine (Cat) Foscaldo. Cat goes above and beyond daily for... More