Geriatrics News

World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer's Month is September and September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day. This year's theme, "Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s," for the month focuses on diagnosing Alzheimer's and dementia, along with supporting people post-diagnosis. This year, the Geriatrics section is participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's in Boston. More

Falls Prevention Awareness Week

Falls Prevention Awareness Week will start on September 18th and will go until September 24th. The focus for this week is raising awareness of falls prevention and reducing older adults' concerns of falling. Check out the Falls Prevention Week toolkit provided by the National Council on Aging! The theme of this... More

Welcome AY23 Fellows!

On July 1, 2022, we welcomed our four new fellows: Patrick Kurpaska, Erin Ricci, Tatiana Rugeles Suarez, and Brent Schell. Click here to learn more about our fellows!

Congrats to our 2022 Fellows!

Congratulations to our fellows that graduated from the fellowship program on June 30, 2021! We are so excited for their next adventure. Evgenia Granina, MD, MBA is our geriatric oncology fellow. She completed her geriatric medicine fellowship and is continuing the hematology and oncology fellowship portion. Avery Osella, MD completed the geriatric... More

Knight Steel Awarded to Dr. Emily Jones

Each year the geriatrics section selects a resident to receive the Knight steel award. This award was created in honor of R. Knight Steel, the first professor of Geriatrics and Chief of Geriatrics at the Evans Memorial Department of Medicine. The recipient of this award is an individual who has... More


Last month, fellows and faculty in our Geriatrics section went to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Past, present, and future members of the BUMC Geriatrics section presented. Topics included LGBTQ health curricula, equity in patient treatment, treating opioid use disorder, combating ageism, increasing colorectal... More

Henry J. Bakst Awarded to Lindsay Merlotti

Each year this prestigious honor is awarded to a medical student who has completed their Geriatrics Rotation here at BU. Awardees are chosen by the faculty of the Boston University Geriatrics Section based on their qualities of personal commitment to individuals in need of care, social awareness, and excellence in... More

Dr. Tom Perls featured in The World’s Podcast

Dr. Tom Perls was featured in a podcast episode that focused on the lives of centenarians and his work with the New England Centenarian Study. Dr. Perls answered questions about Kane Tanaka, who was the oldest-known person in the world until their recent death, and his work within studying human... More

Dean Faulkner: Katherine Thompson, MD

Geriatrics hosted its annual Dean Faulkner Visiting Professor on Friday, April 1, 2022. The lecture is in honor of James Morrison Faulkner, MD, who became the Dean of BUSM in 1947. During his eight years as Dean, he championed the role of the Home Medical Service - one of the... More