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Published Monday, May 19, 2014
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Charles A. Shamoian, MD, PhD, on May 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Paula Shamoian, his children Paula Katze and Chaz Shamoian, his son-in-law John, his daughter-in-law Michelle, and his grandchildren Jason, Evan and Briana. Dr. Shamoian was one of the founding fathers of geriatric more»
Published Monday, April 7, 2014
AAGP President Susan K. Schultz, MD On the heels of the terrific “Empower Aging” Annual Meeting, I’d like to thank the staff and membership for all the inspiring and thought-provoking sessions in Orlando. The range of topics nicely reflected the breadth of scientific and clinical expertise that makes our field such a unique specialty. more»
Published Thursday, April 3, 2014
AAGP’s 2014 award winners were announced March 14 during the Opening Plenary and Awards Session in Orlando, Florida, during the AAGP 2014 Annual Meeting. Then AAGP President David Steffens, MD, presented each award. Allan A. Anderson, MD AAGP’s 2014 Clinician of the Year AAGP’s 2014 Clinician of the Year is Dr. Allan Anderson. In more»
Published Monday, March 10, 2014
BETHESDA, MD, March 10, 2014 – Christine M. deVries announced her plans to retire as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) effective April 4, 2014. During her tenure at AAGP, Chris deVries has been a driving force to define programmatic direction for the association and connections to policy makers, more»
Published Monday, March 3, 2014
March 3, 2014 The Honorable Marilyn B. Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-4159-P P.O. Box 8013 Baltimore, MD 21244-8013 Dear Administrator Tavenner: Thank you for the opportunity to share our views on CMS's proposed changes to the more»
Published Friday, February 7, 2014
AAGP President David C. Steffens For my last President’s Column, I thought I’d focus on two themes: gratitude and excitement. First, I have to thank many people who have contributed to the organization’s success this year and those who have helped me personally as President. There are many lists of individuals, who have helped AAGP more»
Published Monday, December 16, 2013
AAGP President David C. Steffens As 2013 nears its end, I thought I’d take stock of how AAGP has fared this year. Fortunately, this will be a positive story. Financially, we weathered the storm of the multi-year recession, in no small part due to the ingenuity and, at times, sacrifice of the terrific AAGP staff and our CEO, Christine deVries. more»
Published Monday, November 18, 2013
I am thrilled and honored to have been elected to serve as your Member-in-Training (MIT) Representative for this coming year. My goal is to work with you to collectively increase MIT involvement within the various groups/caucuses of the AAGP and continue to modify the trainee section of the AAGP website. I would also like to work with you on pivotal issues more»
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