News, Views, and Breakthroughs

US Deprescribing Research Network Announces 2024 Annual Meeting

February 19, 2024
The US Deprescribing Research Network, co-led by our UCSF Pepper Co-Director Mike Steinman, MD, welcomes you to attend its 2024 Annual Meeting, which will be held in-person on May 15th in Boston during the preconference day of the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting.

Development and Validation of Predictive Models for Dementia Patients

February 01, 2024
Providing high quality compassionate care for persons with dementia requires attending to their needs for assistance and the need to support their caregivers.  For many persons with dementia, the illness progresses to the point where the individual needs a very high level of assistance, often...

Frailty in Liver and Lung Transplantation: The Past, Present, and Future with Jon Singer and Jennifer Lai

January 29, 2024
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Date: Thursday, February 15 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Adrift at the Dock: Grief in Serious Illness Care

January 22, 2024
Krista Harrison, PhD, UCSF Pepper VARC Co-Director, will be giving a talk entitled "Adrift at the Dock: Grief in Serious Illness Care" for the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Support Program and Palliative Care Grand Rounds on January 31. Register in advance for this webinar.

Including Older Adults in Research

January 22, 2024
Dr. Ken Covinsky, UCSF Pepper Center Co-Director, and Dr. Rebecca Sudore, UCSF Pepper Center VARC Co-Director, led a joint session for the Pepper Centers and Innovation & Implementation Center in Aging & Palliative Care (I-CAP) titled "Including Older Adults in Research," that illuminates...

Association of biological aging with frailty and post-transplant outcomes among adults with cirrhosis

January 22, 2024
UCSF Pepper Center Scholar Alumni, Drs. Sara LaHue and Jen Lai, collaborated with Dr. John Newman to publish an article in GeroScience entitled "Association of biological aging with frailty and post-transplant outcomes among adults with cirrhosis". Frailty is an important predictor of mortality and...

Sei Lee appointed to serve on the US Preventive Services Task Force

January 15, 2024
Sei Lee, MD, MAS, UCSF Pepper Center PESC Co-Director, has been appointed to a 4-year term (2024-27) to serve on the US Preventive Services Task Force. He will help the USPSTF make evidence-based recommendations about preventive services to improve the health of all Americans.

A Tale of Two Palliative Care Trials

January 15, 2024
UCSF Pepper Scholar Alumni, Drs. Ashwin Kotwal and Lauren Hunt collaborate with Dr. Alex Smith, UCSF Pepper PESC Co-Director, to publish an editorial in JAMA titled, "A Tale of Two Palliative Care Trials." Dr. Smith was additionally interviewed for a JAMA podcast. Read editorial