Montefiore Einstein Department of Medicine

UJA to Honor Laurie Jacobs

Laurie G. Jacobs, MD
Dr. Laurie Jacobs, Professor of Clinical Medicine (Geriatrics) and Vice Chair of Clinical and Educational Programs for the Department of Medicine, will be honored at the UJA-Federation of New York's Montefiore Einstein Annual Reception on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

Dr. Jacobs joined the faculty at Einstein in 1995 and served as Chief of the Division of Geriatrics until 2009. During her tenure as Division Chief, she developed and expanded clinical programs for the frail elderly, including interdisciplinary house call and office practices, nursing home medical services, a Geriatrics Hospitalist service, and an elder abuse evaluation and assessment program. Additionally, she directed geriatrics training programs for physicians at every level, from medical students to attending physicians.

In 2009, Dr. Jacobs was appointed Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine, responsible for clinical programs across general internal medicine and the fourteen specialty divisions. She has contributed to creating hospitalist, chronic kidney disease, asthma, and other programs, which have improved care of chronic disease. She serves on Montefiore’s Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Board and on Einstein’s executive curriculum committee.

A fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society, Dr. Jacobs was awarded a John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Leadership and the Senior Leadership Awards and Einstein’s Harry H. Gordon Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching. She serves on the board of the American Geriatrics Society and the editorial advisory board of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Dr. Jacobs continues to teach, practice, and mentor physicians, in addition to advocating for care of the elderly and geriatrics training for physicians to meet their needs. Her research focuses on anticoagulant use in older adults — examining benefits, risks, and quality of care. She has authored numerous publications and speaks nationally regarding these topics as well as geriatric medicine.

The reception will be held at the Montefiore Grand Hall, Tishman Learning Center, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The program, featuring guest speaker Micah D. Halpern, political commentator, columnist, and author of The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and Turmoil in the Middle East, will begin at 7:00.

Editors’ Note: Dr. Jacobs will take part in a Twitter chat about aging issues and research on Wednesday, 10/23 at 1 p.m. She will be joined by her colleague and aging researcher Nir Barzilai, M.D., as well as experts from the Mayo Clinic. The chat will be hosted by @USNewsHealth.

Additionally, Dr. Jacobs's post, Frailty: How a Constellation of Symptoms Leads To Risk", was recently published in the Einstein Doctor's Tablet blog.

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