This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter covers news and developments from the fall 2004 quarter. It features articles about:
the newly created Center on Advancing Decision Making for Aging (CADMA), a multidisciplinary research collaboration administered by CHP/PCOR that will explore how older Americans make decisions about their health and well-being;
a roundtable discussion with healthcare and biotech industry leaders, sponsored by CHP/PCOR and led by Sean Tunis, MD, chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services;
groundbreaking research on the health needs and health status of China's elderly, conducted by trainees in CHP/PCOR's China-U.S. Health and Aging Research Fellowship;
research by CHP/PCOR faculty and affiliates on racial disparities in the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), the drug industry's marketing of low-dose forms of hormone replacement therapy, and the long-term risks of surgery and anesthesia; and
renewed funding and seed projects for CHP/PCOR's Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging.