Geriatrics

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Lee A. Jennings, MD, MSHS, Board Certified in Internal and Geriatric Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine.

Dr. Jennings earned her M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2006 and completed her Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She then moved to the University of California, Los Angeles where she completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine and a fellowship in health services research, including a Master of Science in Health Services (M.S.H.S.). She then joined the UCLA Division of Geriatrics faculty in 2013. An Oklahoma native, she recently joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma in the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics. She provides primary care to older adults and conducts research to improve the care of older adults with dementia, focusing on developing patient health goals as clinical outcome measures. Her work is supported by an Alzheimer’s Association New Investigator Award, PCORI, and the Hartford Foundation. She is the 2016-2017 Chair Elect for the Junior Faculty Research Special Interest Group for the American Geriatrics Society.

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With the generous support of the Archstone Foundation, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals –Southern California Community Benefits, the Project LA Geriatric Knowledge Network (GKN) was created by Partners in Care, in collaboration with Project ECHO LA. Project ECHO is a model for lifelong medical learning and collaborative practice that links front-line primary care clinicians with specialist care teams at university medical centers to manage patients who have chronic conditions requiring complex care.

Using video conferencing, the GKN program provided clinic providers with easy-access learning, and a platform to share and disseminate best practices in the rapidly-evolving field of geriatric medicine. Each session provided a presentation, resource materials, case presentations and input from expert mentors as well as other participants. Sessions were led by Specialist Mentor, Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH, FACP Board Certified in Internal and Geriatric Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry-David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of Geriatrics. MD Specialist Guests were Lee Jennings, MD, Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine and Heather Bennett-Schickedanz, MD, Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine, with additional contributions by Sarah Mourra, MD/DO, UCLA Mental Health Center.

48 Sessions were held from October 2014-December 2016. Topics included nutritional issues in the elderly, managing behavioral symptoms of dementia, late life depression in older adults, problems caused by polypharmacy, and working with caregivers of older adults.

Although the geriatric sessions are now on hiatus, recordings of the sessions are archived and accessible to ECHO participants.

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